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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.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

1,818 1,773 1,711 1,788 1,812 1,964 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,701 1,683 1,615 1,698 1,709 1,860 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

14 8 8 12 10 12 1.9 1.1 1.0 1.6 1.4 1.6

Construction

180 211 211 183 218 220 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.9 2.9

Manufacturing

101 112 109 112 104 116 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

59 61 55 63 57 68 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8

Nondurable goods

41 51 54 49 48 49 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

360 297 313 372 368 397 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.4

Wholesale trade(3)

42 34 56 63 54 67 0.7 0.6 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1

Retail trade

231 194 184 216 227 242 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

87 70 73 93 88 88 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4

Information

46 28 28 42 38 33 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.2

Financial activities

56 65 63 63 59 60 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Finance and insurance

43 35 31 27 33 26 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

13 30 31 36 26 34 0.6 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.5

Professional and business services

399 469 376 410 441 464 1.9 2.2 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.2

Education and health services

162 170 164 159 137 178 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7

Educational services

37 36 30 26 36 36 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.9

Health care and social assistance

125 134 134 133 100 142 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

314 257 272 296 257 326 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.5 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 97 57 67 71 69 3.1 4.0 2.3 2.8 2.9 2.8

Accommodation and food services

239 160 215 229 186 258 1.7 1.1 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.8

Other services

69 65 71 49 76 54 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.3 0.9

Government

117 90 97 91 102 104 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

Federal

7 7 8 7 10 10 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3

State and local

110 83 89 84 93 94 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local education

66 50 53 44 43 43 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

44 33 36 41 49 51 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

341 371 316 308 314 314 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

South

708 579 601 624 717 785 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.4

Midwest

413 349 397 396 375 413 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2

West

356 474 397 460 406 452 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3

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: November 05, 2019