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)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

1,711 1,652 1,622 1,790 1,707 1,691 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,595 1,568 1,520 1,666 1,609 1,579 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

10 11 11 13 11 9 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.1

Construction

160 176 151 159 169 133 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 1.8

Manufacturing

100 111 120 112 95 124 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.0

Durable goods

57 55 60 60 59 77 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0

Nondurable goods

43 56 60 52 36 47 0.9 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

274 290 329 384 374 380 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.4

Wholesale trade(3)

34 37 34 38 44 49 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8

Retail trade

174 184 230 264 242 233 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

66 70 66 82 89 98 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.6

Information

33 22 24 27 28 16 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.6

Financial activities

76 68 57 55 59 47 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5

Finance and insurance

54 44 43 40 44 33 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

22 23 15 15 14 14 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6

Professional and business services

376 341 326 443 376 376 1.8 1.6 1.6 2.1 1.8 1.8

Education and health services

170 172 167 141 154 145 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

45 29 42 45 33 26 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.7

Health care and social assistance

125 143 125 96 121 119 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

295 283 263 265 278 276 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

90 94 60 87 72 78 3.8 4.0 2.6 3.7 3.0 3.3

Accommodation and food services

205 189 202 177 206 198 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.4

Other services

99 94 72 67 65 74 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3

Government

116 84 102 125 98 112 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5

Federal

12 6 7 7 6 6 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local

104 78 95 118 92 106 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

State and local education

53 34 44 60 51 58 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6

State and local, excluding education

51 44 51 57 41 48 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

306 316 277 322 308 297 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1

South

632 632 685 731 714 655 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2

Midwest

397 334 347 348 375 430 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.3

West

377 369 314 389 311 309 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.9 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

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: December 10, 2018