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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)
June
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020(p)
June
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020(p)

Total

1,763 1,846 11,489 7,708 1,903 1,885 1.2 1.2 7.6 5.9 1.4 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,664 1,752 11,316 7,481 1,780 1,804 1.3 1.4 8.8 6.9 1.6 1.5

Mining and logging

8 6 32 59 22 17 1.1 0.8 4.5 9.1 3.4 2.7

Construction

220 202 604 709 177 182 2.9 2.6 7.9 10.8 2.5 2.5

Manufacturing

108 113 632 635 121 170 0.8 0.9 4.9 5.5 1.0 1.4

Durable goods

53 63 374 447 85 123 0.7 0.8 4.7 6.3 1.2 1.6

Nondurable goods

55 49 257 188 37 47 1.1 1.0 5.4 4.3 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

311 363 1,730 1,458 419 384 1.1 1.3 6.2 6.0 1.7 1.5

Wholesale trade(3)

55 47 154 220 97 78 0.9 0.8 2.6 4.0 1.7 1.4

Retail trade

180 224 1,226 940 221 202 1.2 1.4 7.8 7.1 1.6 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

75 91 350 297 101 105 1.2 1.5 5.6 5.3 1.8 1.8

Information

27 32 64 97 29 25 0.9 1.1 2.2 3.7 1.1 1.0

Financial activities

64 67 228 208 56 69 0.7 0.8 2.6 2.4 0.7 0.8

Finance and insurance

31 42 77 53 23 42 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

33 25 151 156 33 27 1.4 1.0 6.4 7.3 1.5 1.3

Professional and business services

378 392 1,086 904 405 397 1.8 1.8 5.1 4.7 2.1 2.0

Education and health services

162 167 1,274 918 215 140 0.7 0.7 5.2 4.2 1.0 0.6

Educational services

28 30 272 227 30 26 0.7 0.8 7.2 6.8 0.9 0.8

Health care and social assistance

135 136 1,001 691 185 114 0.7 0.7 4.8 3.7 1.0 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

307 318 4,783 1,722 257 346 1.9 1.9 29.2 20.1 2.6 2.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 77 545 281 74 93 2.6 3.1 22.3 24.3 6.1 6.0

Accommodation and food services

244 240 4,238 1,441 183 253 1.7 1.7 30.4 19.4 2.1 2.4

Other services

79 93 884 770 80 74 1.3 1.6 15.0 16.8 1.7 1.4

Government

99 95 173 227 123 81 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4

Federal

8 8 9 12 24 14 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.5

State and local

91 86 164 215 100 67 0.5 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.4

State and local education

50 42 79 78 39 31 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.3

State and local, excluding education

41 44 85 137 61 37 0.4 0.5 0.9 1.5 0.7 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

345 348 2,348 1,509 402 395 1.2 1.2 8.4 6.3 1.6 1.6

South

669 624 3,747 2,510 664 659 1.2 1.1 6.7 5.3 1.4 1.3

Midwest

384 440 2,898 1,650 408 343 1.2 1.3 8.8 5.8 1.4 1.1

West

364 435 2,496 2,039 429 487 1.0 1.2 7.1 6.7 1.4 1.5

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: August 10, 2020