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)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

1,726 1,660 1,624 1,659 1,594 1,615 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,622 1,539 1,525 1,555 1,483 1,538 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

29 8 6 16 12 11 4.2 1.2 0.9 2.4 1.7 1.6

Construction

163 153 214 177 155 193 2.4 2.3 3.2 2.6 2.3 2.8

Manufacturing

115 99 100 103 73 105 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.8

Durable goods

75 57 57 55 43 65 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8

Nondurable goods

41 42 43 48 30 40 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

265 293 247 289 309 295 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

43 32 36 39 49 45 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8

Retail trade

157 188 142 155 210 198 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

65 73 69 94 50 51 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.7 0.9 0.9

Information

23 27 23 27 23 29 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.1

Financial activities

62 53 61 50 68 68 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8

Finance and insurance

41 32 29 30 46 28 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

22 21 32 19 22 40 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.9 1.0 1.8

Professional and business services

434 384 401 383 367 301 2.2 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.5

Education and health services

177 183 142 132 127 165 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

Educational services

40 26 28 31 16 34 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.9

Health care and social assistance

137 157 114 102 111 131 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

289 259 256 296 276 271 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

79 66 81 60 61 49 3.6 2.9 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.2

Accommodation and food services

210 194 175 235 215 222 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.6

Other services

64 79 75 83 73 99 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.7

Government

103 121 99 104 111 78 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3

Federal

12 13 13 13 10 10 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

State and local

91 108 86 91 101 68 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local education

59 50 40 51 63 32 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.3

State and local, excluding education

32 57 46 39 38 36 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

325 307 310 340 374 324 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2

South

561 608 566 573 566 581 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

Midwest

493 355 387 383 294 350 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.1

West

345 390 361 362 361 360 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 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: May 09, 2017