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.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019(p)
Mar.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019(p)

Total

1,771 1,889 1,751 1,695 1,784 1,700 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,663 1,780 1,653 1,562 1,664 1,609 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging

10 13 10 11 14 15 1.4 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.8 2.0

Construction

182 192 164 181 169 185 2.5 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.5

Manufacturing

111 109 111 123 118 126 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0

Durable goods

55 60 51 52 61 77 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8 1.0

Nondurable goods

55 49 60 70 56 49 1.2 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

313 366 360 305 324 329 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Wholesale trade(3)

28 50 45 43 42 33 0.5 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6

Retail trade

216 221 230 179 190 206 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

70 94 85 82 92 90 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5

Information

35 24 38 32 30 24 1.3 0.9 1.3 1.1 1.1 0.9

Financial activities

41 64 58 57 48 30 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.4

Finance and insurance

23 44 44 33 31 21 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 20 14 24 17 10 0.8 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.4

Professional and business services

426 426 406 358 423 412 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.0 1.9

Education and health services

224 166 155 175 193 166 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7

Educational services

40 45 42 42 46 41 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1

Health care and social assistance

184 121 112 133 147 125 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

287 329 279 263 274 275 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 100 96 74 84 53 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.0 3.4 2.2

Accommodation and food services

186 230 183 189 189 222 1.3 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.6

Other services

35 89 73 59 72 46 0.6 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.8

Government

108 110 98 132 120 91 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4

Federal

8 5 9 10 6 6 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

State and local

100 104 89 122 114 85 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4

State and local education

49 63 51 53 53 35 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local, excluding education

51 42 38 70 61 50 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

351 318 303 280 282 290 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0

South

645 720 649 676 750 746 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4

Midwest

352 464 407 365 385 348 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0

West

423 387 392 374 368 316 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9

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

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: May 07, 2019