Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

1,976 1,616 1,759 1.4 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,882 1,538 1,648 1.6 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

20 11 27 2.2 1.5 3.5

Construction

323 200 194 5.2 3.0 3.0

Manufacturing

101 106 114 0.8 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

59 67 70 0.8 0.9 0.9

Nondurable goods

42 38 44 0.9 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

451 275 394 1.6 1.0 1.4

Wholesale trade

47 46 41 0.8 0.8 0.7

Retail trade

317 176 253 2.0 1.1 1.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

87 53 100 1.6 1.0 1.8

Information

28 28 14 1.0 1.0 0.5

Financial activities

60 54 51 0.7 0.7 0.6

Finance and insurance

48 26 30 0.8 0.4 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

12 27 20 0.6 1.3 1.0

Professional and business services

462 421 420 2.4 2.1 2.1

Education and health services

147 110 125 0.7 0.5 0.6

Educational services

23 18 15 0.6 0.5 0.4

Health care and social assistance

124 92 110 0.7 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

240 284 265 1.6 1.9 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 93 62 3.1 4.6 3.0

Accommodation and food services

180 191 203 1.4 1.5 1.6

Other services

50 49 43 0.9 0.9 0.8

Government

93 78 111 0.4 0.3 0.5

Federal

7 11 8 0.2 0.4 0.3

State and local

86 67 103 0.4 0.3 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

439 330 393 1.7 1.2 1.5

South

649 533 599 1.3 1.0 1.1

Midwest

459 386 400 1.4 1.2 1.2

West

429 367 367 1.3 1.1 1.1

Footnotes
(1) Layoffs and discharges are the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month.
(2) The layoffs and discharges rate is the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) The states (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the regions are: Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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Last Modified Date: February 09, 2016