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)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

1,697 1,461 1,500 1.2 1.0 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,634 1,396 1,430 1.4 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging

25 21 19 3.0 2.9 2.8

Construction

131 133 171 2.1 2.1 2.6

Manufacturing

85 101 104 0.7 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

53 63 59 0.7 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

31 38 44 0.7 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

277 241 257 1.0 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

30 44 55 0.5 0.8 0.9

Retail trade

193 147 164 1.3 0.9 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

54 50 38 1.0 0.9 0.7

Information

21 21 27 0.8 0.7 1.0

Financial activities

77 64 56 1.0 0.8 0.7

Finance and insurance

50 47 31 0.8 0.8 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

27 16 25 1.3 0.8 1.2

Professional and business services

500 413 399 2.6 2.1 2.0

Education and health services

113 117 117 0.5 0.5 0.5

Educational services

16 19 21 0.5 0.5 0.6

Health care and social assistance

97 97 96 0.5 0.5 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

350 219 222 2.3 1.5 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

110 66 64 5.2 3.2 3.0

Accommodation and food services

241 153 158 1.9 1.2 1.2

Other services

56 67 59 1.0 1.2 1.0

Government

63 65 70 0.3 0.3 0.3

Federal

11 11 10 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

52 54 59 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local education

22 33 34 0.2 0.3 0.3

State and local, excluding education

30 21 25 0.3 0.2 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

272 239 336 1.0 0.9 1.3

South

650 505 529 1.3 1.0 1.0

Midwest

393 433 304 1.2 1.4 0.9

West

382 283 331 1.2 0.9 1.0

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: June 08, 2016