Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
July
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)
July
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019(p)

Total

1,859 1,693 1,830 1,773 1,711 1,799 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,708 1,601 1,726 1,683 1,615 1,707 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging

15 15 11 8 8 12 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.6

Construction

155 181 240 211 211 186 2.1 2.4 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.5

Manufacturing

129 122 111 112 109 116 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

61 76 64 61 55 64 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

Nondurable goods

68 46 47 51 54 51 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

327 326 351 297 313 357 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3

Wholesale trade(3)

35 30 36 34 56 67 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.1

Retail trade

214 207 234 194 184 195 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

78 88 80 70 73 94 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.5

Information

30 24 33 28 28 48 1.1 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.7

Financial activities

58 32 54 65 63 59 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7

Finance and insurance

42 22 31 35 31 26 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

16 10 23 30 31 33 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.4

Professional and business services

384 422 451 469 376 429 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.8 2.0

Education and health services

196 164 170 170 164 162 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

52 38 35 36 30 29 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8

Health care and social assistance

145 126 135 134 134 133 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

334 262 263 257 272 290 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 48 63 97 57 67 4.7 1.9 2.5 4.0 2.3 2.7

Accommodation and food services

222 214 201 160 215 224 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.1 1.5 1.6

Other services

80 54 43 65 71 49 1.4 0.9 0.7 1.1 1.2 0.8

Government

151 92 104 90 97 92 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

Federal

11 7 6 7 8 6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

State and local

140 86 97 83 89 85 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

State and local education

52 38 52 50 53 49 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local, excluding education

88 48 46 33 36 36 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

327 291 325 371 316 312 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1

South

741 748 727 579 601 605 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.1

Midwest

405 331 379 349 397 394 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2

West

385 322 398 474 397 488 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.1 1.4

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) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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: September 10, 2019