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

Total

1,593 1,806 1,789 1,781 1,746 1,631 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,482 1,713 1,667 1,667 1,643 1,536 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

11 7 8 13 6 13 1.7 1.0 1.2 1.9 0.9 1.9

Construction

180 194 215 187 217 148 2.7 2.8 3.1 2.7 3.1 2.1

Manufacturing

94 95 109 96 101 94 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

56 61 60 63 57 56 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

38 34 50 33 44 38 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

268 317 275 320 280 268 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

35 32 48 64 36 36 0.6 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

167 208 171 178 171 170 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

66 77 56 78 72 62 1.2 1.4 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.1

Information

20 25 22 30 29 17 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.1 0.6

Financial activities

54 63 62 60 44 82 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.0

Finance and insurance

22 42 31 28 19 56 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

32 22 31 31 26 26 1.5 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2

Professional and business services

377 488 436 395 432 395 1.9 2.4 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.9

Education and health services

162 153 170 179 150 159 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7

Educational services

26 34 29 23 30 37 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.0

Health care and social assistance

136 119 141 156 121 122 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

268 309 289 314 317 261 1.7 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

84 106 119 99 108 79 3.7 4.7 5.2 4.4 4.8 3.5

Accommodation and food services

184 203 170 215 209 182 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.3

Other services

47 62 81 74 66 98 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.7

Government

111 93 122 114 103 95 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

Federal

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

State and local

100 85 105 101 92 83 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local education

39 33 51 41 34 40 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4

State and local, excluding education

61 52 54 60 58 43 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

299 345 360 360 412 299 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.1

South

576 730 676 654 632 601 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1

Midwest

362 408 421 409 335 361 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.1

West

357 322 333 358 367 369 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 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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