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)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

1,811 1,695 1,784 1,693 1,830 1,760 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,720 1,562 1,664 1,601 1,726 1,669 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging

15 11 14 15 11 6 2.1 1.4 1.8 1.9 1.5 0.8

Construction

174 181 169 181 240 222 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 3.2 3.0

Manufacturing

127 123 118 122 111 112 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

65 52 61 76 64 62 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

62 70 56 46 47 50 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

278 305 324 326 351 305 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

23 43 42 30 36 37 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

171 179 190 207 234 197 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

84 82 92 88 80 71 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2

Information

38 32 30 24 33 32 1.4 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.2 1.1

Financial activities

84 57 48 32 54 48 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

60 33 31 22 31 22 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

25 24 17 10 23 26 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.1

Professional and business services

430 358 423 422 451 475 2.1 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.2

Education and health services

159 175 193 164 170 172 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

38 42 46 38 35 39 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0

Health care and social assistance

121 133 147 126 135 133 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

321 263 274 262 263 247 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

97 74 84 48 63 99 4.1 3.0 3.4 1.9 2.5 4.0

Accommodation and food services

224 189 189 214 201 147 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.0

Other services

94 59 72 54 43 50 1.6 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.9

Government

91 132 120 92 104 92 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Federal

7 10 6 7 6 7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local

84 122 114 86 97 85 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4

State and local education

42 53 53 38 52 51 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local, excluding education

43 70 61 48 46 33 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

298 280 282 291 325 350 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.3

South

652 676 750 748 727 583 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1

Midwest

493 365 385 331 379 348 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0

West

368 374 368 322 398 479 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.4

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: July 09, 2019