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
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018(p)
July
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018(p)

Total

1,816 1,546 1,731 1,618 1,652 1,602 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,695 1,448 1,640 1,538 1,568 1,503 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

6 11 11 10 11 14 0.9 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.9

Construction

210 180 156 159 176 163 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.2

Manufacturing

108 110 118 124 111 116 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

61 60 69 69 55 55 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

47 50 49 55 56 61 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

267 302 343 262 290 345 1.0 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.2

Wholesale trade(3)

43 32 43 21 37 33 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

166 199 220 163 184 237 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.2 1.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

58 71 80 79 70 75 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3

Information

24 27 29 25 22 26 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

60 41 72 72 68 60 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

Finance and insurance

29 23 50 46 44 44 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

30 19 22 26 23 16 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.0 0.7

Professional and business services

447 376 386 383 341 281 2.2 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.3

Education and health services

170 143 165 146 172 170 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Educational services

29 37 33 38 29 42 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.1

Health care and social assistance

141 106 132 108 143 128 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

319 224 303 304 283 255 2.0 1.4 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

139 49 102 91 94 54 6.0 2.1 4.3 3.9 4.0 2.3

Accommodation and food services

180 174 201 213 189 201 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4

Other services

83 34 59 51 94 74 1.4 0.6 1.0 0.9 1.6 1.3

Government

121 98 91 80 84 100 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Federal

15 11 6 7 6 7 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

State and local

106 87 85 73 78 93 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local education

51 45 46 33 34 38 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

State and local, excluding education

55 42 39 40 44 54 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

351 268 263 267 316 263 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0

South

678 604 680 610 632 668 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Midwest

440 326 366 392 334 349 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1

West

347 350 422 349 369 322 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.1 0.9

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: September 11, 2018