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.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Total

1,660 1,789 1,781 1,746 1,693 1,686 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,539 1,667 1,667 1,643 1,581 1,581 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

8 8 13 6 11 12 1.2 1.2 1.9 0.9 1.5 1.6

Construction

153 215 187 217 177 179 2.3 3.1 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.6

Manufacturing

99 109 96 101 94 107 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

57 60 63 57 54 57 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

42 50 33 44 40 50 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

293 275 320 280 268 281 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

32 48 64 36 36 29 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.5

Retail trade

188 171 178 171 171 184 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

73 56 78 72 61 68 1.3 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2

Information

27 22 30 29 23 23 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

53 62 60 44 62 46 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5

Finance and insurance

32 31 28 19 38 28 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 31 31 26 24 18 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.8

Professional and business services

384 436 395 432 402 369 1.9 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8

Education and health services

183 170 179 150 161 163 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7

Educational services

26 29 23 30 39 30 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.8

Health care and social assistance

157 141 156 121 122 133 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

259 289 314 317 277 318 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

66 119 99 108 78 91 2.9 5.2 4.4 4.8 3.4 4.0

Accommodation and food services

194 170 215 209 198 228 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.7

Other services

79 81 74 66 106 83 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.8 1.4

Government

121 122 114 103 112 105 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Federal

13 17 13 11 13 13 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

108 105 101 92 100 92 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local education

50 51 41 34 50 45 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4

State and local, excluding education

57 54 60 58 50 48 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

307 360 360 412 316 339 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.2

South

608 676 654 632 617 702 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3

Midwest

355 421 409 335 401 310 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.2 0.9

West

390 333 358 367 360 334 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0

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 09, 2018