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.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

1,516 1,673 1,806 1,789 1,781 1,703 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,407 1,577 1,713 1,667 1,667 1,597 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

8 13 7 8 13 6 1.2 1.9 1.0 1.2 1.9 0.9

Construction

153 187 194 215 187 199 2.3 2.7 2.8 3.1 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

101 103 95 109 96 104 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

61 59 61 60 63 59 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

40 44 34 50 33 45 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.1 0.7 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

292 283 317 275 320 282 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

32 36 32 48 64 34 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.6

Retail trade

201 184 208 171 178 177 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

59 63 77 56 78 71 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.3

Information

22 33 25 22 30 30 0.8 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1

Financial activities

54 51 63 62 60 50 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6

Finance and insurance

30 25 42 31 28 23 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 26 22 31 31 27 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.2

Professional and business services

353 440 488 436 395 388 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.1 1.9 1.9

Education and health services

118 168 153 170 179 163 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

Educational services

17 40 34 29 23 29 0.5 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8

Health care and social assistance

101 129 119 141 156 133 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

231 222 309 289 314 311 1.5 1.4 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

70 67 106 119 99 99 3.2 3.0 4.7 5.2 4.4 4.4

Accommodation and food services

160 155 203 170 215 211 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.6

Other services

75 76 62 81 74 64 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1

Government

109 97 93 122 114 105 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Federal

12 9 8 17 13 11 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.4

State and local

97 88 85 105 101 94 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local education

44 37 33 51 41 36 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3

State and local, excluding education

53 51 52 54 60 58 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

299 303 345 360 360 360 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

South

541 751 730 676 654 633 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2

Midwest

329 321 408 421 409 338 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0

West

347 298 322 333 358 371 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1

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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