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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)
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

1,792 7,708 1,903 1,995 1,745 1,473 1.2 5.9 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,689 7,481 1,780 1,913 1,690 1,408 1.3 6.9 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2

Mining and logging

10 59 22 17 15 10 1.4 9.1 3.4 2.6 2.4 1.7

Construction

220 709 177 197 192 200 2.9 10.8 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.8

Manufacturing

104 635 121 184 154 105 0.8 5.5 1.0 1.5 1.3 0.9

Durable goods

59 447 85 127 102 60 0.7 6.3 1.2 1.7 1.4 0.8

Nondurable goods

46 188 37 57 52 45 1.0 4.3 0.8 1.3 1.1 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

361 1,458 419 419 317 341 1.3 6.0 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.3

Wholesale trade(3)

52 220 97 80 53 61 0.9 4.0 1.7 1.4 1.0 1.1

Retail trade

219 940 221 203 171 194 1.4 7.1 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

90 297 101 135 92 87 1.5 5.3 1.8 2.4 1.6 1.5

Information

39 97 29 21 21 24 1.4 3.7 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

62 208 56 67 83 51 0.7 2.4 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.6

Finance and insurance

35 53 23 41 50 21 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

27 156 33 25 33 30 1.2 7.3 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.4

Professional and business services

405 904 405 423 390 295 1.9 4.7 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.5

Education and health services

137 918 215 155 165 175 0.6 4.2 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.8

Educational services

35 227 30 30 31 19 0.9 6.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.5

Health care and social assistance

101 691 185 126 134 156 0.5 3.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

266 1,722 257 351 293 191 1.6 20.1 2.6 2.9 2.3 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

77 281 74 103 81 39 3.2 24.3 6.1 7.0 5.1 2.5

Accommodation and food services

189 1,441 183 248 213 151 1.3 19.4 2.1 2.4 1.9 1.4

Other services

86 770 80 81 61 15 1.4 16.8 1.7 1.6 1.1 0.3

Government

104 227 123 81 55 65 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3

Federal

11 12 24 14 12 24 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.7

State and local

93 215 100 67 43 42 0.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2

State and local education

40 78 39 29 18 22 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2

State and local, excluding education

53 137 61 38 25 20 0.6 1.5 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2

REGION(4)

Northeast

332 1,509 402 395 300 263 1.2 6.3 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.0

South

692 2,510 664 706 639 514 1.3 5.3 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.0

Midwest

373 1,650 408 416 355 337 1.1 5.8 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.1

West

395 2,039 429 478 451 359 1.1 6.7 1.4 1.5 1.4 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: October 07, 2020