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)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

1,660 1,605 1,673 1,806 1,789 1,729 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,532 1,500 1,577 1,713 1,667 1,621 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

12 9 13 7 8 13 1.8 1.3 1.9 1.0 1.2 1.8

Construction

168 207 187 194 215 201 2.5 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.1 2.9

Manufacturing

104 117 103 95 109 105 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

65 55 59 61 60 66 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

38 63 44 34 50 39 0.8 1.3 1.0 0.7 1.1 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

292 282 283 317 275 294 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

44 33 36 32 48 43 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.7

Retail trade

176 183 184 208 171 179 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

72 66 63 77 56 71 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.3

Information

23 24 33 25 22 28 0.8 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

50 45 51 63 62 61 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7

Finance and insurance

31 19 25 42 31 30 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

18 25 26 22 31 31 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.4

Professional and business services

372 315 440 488 436 393 1.8 1.5 2.1 2.4 2.1 1.9

Education and health services

183 158 168 153 170 168 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

27 37 40 34 29 24 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7

Health care and social assistance

155 121 129 119 141 144 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

275 247 222 309 289 289 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.9 1.8 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

90 54 67 106 119 95 4.0 2.4 3.0 4.7 5.2 4.2

Accommodation and food services

186 194 155 203 170 194 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.4

Other services

54 96 76 62 81 68 0.9 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.2

Government

128 104 97 93 122 108 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Federal

13 11 9 8 17 13 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5

State and local

114 94 88 85 105 95 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local education

62 42 37 33 51 40 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4

State and local, excluding education

52 52 51 52 54 55 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

324 295 303 345 360 356 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3

South

598 646 751 730 676 608 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1

Midwest

353 333 321 408 421 413 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3

West

385 331 298 322 333 352 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1

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: October 11, 2017