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)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)

Total

1,609 1,661 1,605 1,673 1,806 1,783 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,508 1,582 1,500 1,577 1,713 1,677 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

8 8 9 13 7 8 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.9 1.0 1.1

Construction

164 197 207 187 194 215 2.4 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.1

Manufacturing

95 112 117 103 95 108 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

62 67 55 59 61 57 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

33 44 63 44 34 51 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.0 0.7 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

280 303 282 283 317 270 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

38 45 33 36 32 43 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.7

Retail trade

176 195 183 184 208 168 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

66 63 66 63 77 60 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.1

Information

29 28 24 33 25 22 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8

Financial activities

47 70 45 51 63 62 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7

Finance and insurance

24 32 19 25 42 31 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 38 25 26 22 31 1.1 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.4

Professional and business services

410 325 315 440 488 450 2.0 1.6 1.5 2.1 2.4 2.2

Education and health services

149 161 158 168 153 160 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

31 36 37 40 34 33 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9

Health care and social assistance

119 126 121 129 119 127 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

269 278 247 222 309 298 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.9 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

76 58 54 67 106 122 3.4 2.6 2.4 3.0 4.7 5.3

Accommodation and food services

193 220 194 155 203 177 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.5 1.3

Other services

56 100 96 76 62 83 1.0 1.8 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.4

Government

101 79 104 97 93 107 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

Federal

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

State and local

89 69 94 88 85 90 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local education

42 32 42 37 33 38 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4

State and local, excluding education

47 36 52 51 52 53 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

326 327 295 303 345 368 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.4

South

609 601 646 751 730 676 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3

Midwest

361 368 333 321 408 421 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.3

West

312 365 331 298 322 319 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9 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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Last Modified Date: September 12, 2017