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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.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

1,769 1,745 1,533 1,437 1,676 1,971 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,672 1,690 1,464 1,311 1,454 1,786 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.5

Mining and logging

14 15 11 11 11 7 1.9 2.4 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.2

Construction

233 192 206 135 197 195 3.1 2.7 2.9 1.9 2.7 2.7

Manufacturing

95 154 102 97 111 103 0.7 1.3 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

62 102 60 65 67 62 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

33 52 42 32 44 41 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

311 317 340 302 323 309 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Wholesale trade(3)

46 53 61 21 33 50 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.4 0.6 0.9

Retail trade

185 171 194 191 198 170 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

81 92 85 90 92 89 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Information

33 21 25 17 21 26 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

44 83 52 60 49 48 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

20 50 21 26 20 33 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 33 31 34 29 16 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3 0.7

Professional and business services

434 390 352 305 358 393 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.9

Education and health services

165 165 164 155 154 198 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

Educational services

31 31 21 28 35 38 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.1

Health care and social assistance

134 134 143 127 119 161 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

298 293 188 166 177 439 1.8 2.3 1.5 1.3 1.3 3.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

84 81 35 44 46 46 3.4 5.1 2.1 2.6 2.6 2.6

Accommodation and food services

214 213 154 122 130 393 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.1 3.4

Other services

44 61 23 63 54 67 0.7 1.1 0.4 1.1 1.0 1.2

Government

98 55 69 127 222 184 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 0.9

Federal

12 12 23 60 152 98 0.4 0.4 0.7 1.9 5.1 3.4

State and local

86 43 46 67 70 87 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local education

41 18 26 34 40 35 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

44 25 20 33 30 51 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

362 300 264 232 352 308 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.3 1.2

South

587 639 540 476 552 597 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.1

Midwest

390 355 355 351 417 493 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.6

West

430 451 374 378 355 572 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.7

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 12, 2021