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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)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

1,889 1,788 1,812 1,971 1,795 1,749 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,780 1,698 1,709 1,871 1,674 1,650 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging

13 12 10 12 13 14 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.9

Construction

192 183 218 218 254 229 2.6 2.4 2.9 2.9 3.4 3.0

Manufacturing

109 112 104 112 106 95 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7

Durable goods

60 63 57 65 64 66 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

49 49 48 48 43 29 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

366 372 368 400 355 301 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

50 63 54 77 66 45 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.3 1.1 0.8

Retail trade

221 216 227 235 200 175 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

94 93 88 88 89 82 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3

Information

24 42 38 36 38 30 0.9 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1

Financial activities

64 63 59 62 43 47 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5

Finance and insurance

44 27 33 25 18 20 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 36 26 37 25 26 0.9 1.5 1.1 1.6 1.1 1.1

Professional and business services

426 410 441 456 416 441 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.0

Education and health services

166 159 137 178 165 172 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

45 26 36 33 29 31 1.2 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8

Health care and social assistance

121 133 100 145 136 141 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

329 296 257 335 249 285 2.0 1.8 1.5 2.0 1.5 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 67 71 72 79 86 4.1 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.4

Accommodation and food services

230 229 186 263 170 199 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.8 1.2 1.4

Other services

89 49 76 62 35 37 1.5 0.8 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.6

Government

110 91 102 100 121 99 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Federal

5 7 10 9 25 11 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.4

State and local

104 84 93 91 96 88 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local education

63 44 43 41 46 41 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

42 41 49 50 50 46 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

318 308 314 330 352 358 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3

South

720 624 717 788 641 559 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.0

Midwest

464 396 375 406 351 405 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2

West

387 460 406 446 450 427 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2

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: January 17, 2020