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)
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Total

1,508 1,877 1,583 1.1 1.3 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,447 1,803 1,508 1.2 1.5 1.3

Mining and logging

8 13 16 1.0 1.4 1.7

Construction

229 209 221 3.8 3.3 3.6

Manufacturing

90 114 108 0.7 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

48 56 68 0.6 0.7 0.9

Nondurable goods

42 58 40 0.9 1.3 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

276 318 283 1.0 1.2 1.0

Wholesale trade

39 56 53 0.7 0.9 0.9

Retail trade

190 184 177 1.2 1.2 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

47 78 52 0.9 1.5 1.0

Information

20 26 18 0.7 1.0 0.7

Financial activities

51 49 43 0.6 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

30 37 25 0.5 0.6 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 12 18 1.0 0.6 0.9

Professional and business services

342 510 418 1.8 2.6 2.1

Education and health services

126 142 105 0.6 0.7 0.5

Educational services

18 13 12 0.5 0.4 0.3

Health care and social assistance

108 129 93 0.6 0.7 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

246 349 235 1.7 2.4 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

110 123 108 5.7 5.9 5.5

Accommodation and food services

136 226 128 1.1 1.8 1.0

Other services

59 73 61 1.1 1.3 1.1

Government

61 74 75 0.3 0.3 0.3

Federal

10 14 13 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local

51 60 62 0.3 0.3 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

274 369 248 1.1 1.4 0.9

South

487 647 518 1.0 1.3 1.0

Midwest

341 480 475 1.1 1.5 1.5

West

406 381 343 1.3 1.2 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: January 13, 2015