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)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

1,724 1,516 1,593 1,660 1,624 1,625 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,608 1,407 1,482 1,539 1,525 1,526 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

23 8 11 8 6 13 3.1 1.2 1.7 1.2 0.9 1.9

Construction

184 153 180 153 214 172 2.8 2.3 2.7 2.3 3.2 2.5

Manufacturing

95 101 94 99 100 99 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

61 61 56 57 57 58 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

33 40 38 42 43 42 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

307 292 268 293 247 283 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

47 32 35 32 36 36 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

189 201 167 188 142 151 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

71 59 66 73 69 96 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.7

Information

27 22 20 27 23 22 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.8

Financial activities

55 54 54 53 61 51 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

Finance and insurance

31 30 22 32 29 33 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 24 32 21 32 19 1.1 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.5 0.9

Professional and business services

463 353 377 384 401 367 2.3 1.7 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8

Education and health services

171 118 162 183 142 128 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6

Educational services

36 17 26 26 28 30 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

Health care and social assistance

135 101 136 157 114 98 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

233 231 268 259 256 308 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

87 70 84 66 81 64 3.9 3.2 3.7 2.9 3.6 2.8

Accommodation and food services

146 160 184 194 175 244 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.8

Other services

52 75 47 79 75 82 0.9 1.3 0.8 1.4 1.3 1.4

Government

116 109 111 121 99 100 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

Federal

15 12 11 13 13 14 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

101 97 100 108 86 86 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4

State and local education

56 44 39 50 40 49 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local, excluding education

44 53 61 57 46 37 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

335 299 299 307 310 328 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2

South

589 541 576 608 566 573 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1

Midwest

394 329 362 355 387 364 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1

West

406 347 357 390 361 360 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.2 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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