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

Total

1,624 1,781 1,746 1,693 1,725 1,645 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,525 1,667 1,643 1,581 1,620 1,521 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

6 13 6 11 13 16 0.9 1.9 0.9 1.5 1.8 2.2

Construction

214 187 217 177 187 168 3.2 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.7 2.4

Manufacturing

100 96 101 94 100 101 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

57 63 57 54 52 57 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

43 33 44 40 48 45 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

247 320 280 268 291 288 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

36 64 36 36 31 33 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

142 178 171 171 193 166 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

69 78 72 61 67 89 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.6

Information

23 30 29 23 20 30 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.7 1.1

Financial activities

61 60 44 62 43 40 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.5

Finance and insurance

29 28 19 38 26 23 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

32 31 26 24 17 17 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.8

Professional and business services

401 395 432 402 400 372 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.8

Education and health services

142 179 150 161 170 146 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6

Educational services

28 23 30 39 33 36 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.0

Health care and social assistance

114 156 121 122 137 110 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

256 314 317 277 311 267 1.6 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.9 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 99 108 78 89 67 3.6 4.4 4.8 3.4 3.9 2.9

Accommodation and food services

175 215 209 198 222 200 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5

Other services

75 74 66 106 84 95 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.8 1.4 1.6

Government

99 114 103 112 105 123 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6

Federal

13 13 11 13 12 10 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

86 101 92 100 93 113 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6

State and local education

40 41 34 50 45 60 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.6

State and local, excluding education

46 60 58 50 47 53 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

310 360 412 316 322 304 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.1

South

566 654 632 617 728 628 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2

Midwest

387 409 335 401 346 383 1.2 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.2

West

361 358 367 360 330 329 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 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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