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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)
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)

Total

1,555 1,353 1,354 1,423 1,385 1,375 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,406 1,281 1,300 1,368 1,330 1,329 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1

Mining and logging

10 8 6 7 8 5 1.7 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.8

Construction

145 160 183 167 168 123 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.3 1.6

Manufacturing

103 110 101 118 104 101 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

63 64 59 67 60 60 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

40 45 42 51 44 42 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

307 278 298 267 271 252 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9

Wholesale trade

20 45 26 27 31 31 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

194 149 189 167 186 146 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

93 84 83 73 54 75 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.2

Information

21 27 30 26 25 21 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.8

Financial activities

58 43 42 47 44 45 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Finance and insurance

26 24 37 30 24 28 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

32 19 4 17 20 17 1.5 0.8 0.2 0.7 0.9 0.7

Professional and business services

322 278 307 404 347 371 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.9 1.6 1.8

Education and health services

167 122 115 75 111 147 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.6

Educational services

30 14 15 16 21 19 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5

Health care and social assistance

138 108 100 59 89 128 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

220 199 160 171 211 195 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

56 55 53 50 50 50 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.3

Accommodation and food services

164 144 106 121 161 144 1.4 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.1

Other services

52 57 59 88 42 69 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.7 1.2

Government

149 72 54 55 54 46 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Federal

61 9 10 7 8 9 2.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local

88 63 43 47 46 37 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local education

53 27 15 17 29 30 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3

State and local, excluding education

35 36 29 31 17 8 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

257 273 216 258 205 218 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8

South

502 491 518 541 516 569 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1

Midwest

379 315 324 308 299 299 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9

West

418 274 295 316 365 289 1.3 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.8

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) 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

Last Modified Date: November 12, 2021