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

Total

1,609 1,594 1,661 1,605 1,673 1,701 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,522 1,483 1,582 1,500 1,577 1,611 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

12 12 8 9 13 8 1.7 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.9 1.1

Construction

177 155 197 207 187 200 2.7 2.3 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

106 73 112 117 103 101 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

69 43 67 55 59 64 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

37 30 44 63 44 36 0.8 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.0 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

295 309 303 282 283 301 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

38 49 45 33 36 34 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

179 210 195 183 184 202 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

78 50 63 66 63 66 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2

Information

25 23 28 24 33 24 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.9

Financial activities

52 68 70 45 51 60 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

29 46 32 19 25 39 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 22 38 25 26 21 1.1 1.0 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.0

Professional and business services

348 367 325 315 440 423 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.5 2.1 2.0

Education and health services

164 127 161 158 168 143 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Educational services

37 16 36 37 40 31 1.1 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9

Health care and social assistance

127 111 126 121 129 112 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

276 276 278 247 222 276 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 61 58 54 67 89 3.9 2.7 2.6 2.4 3.0 3.9

Accommodation and food services

190 215 220 194 155 188 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.4

Other services

65 73 100 96 76 75 1.2 1.3 1.8 1.7 1.3 1.3

Government

88 111 79 104 97 90 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

Federal

11 10 11 11 9 8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3

State and local

76 101 69 94 88 81 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local education

37 63 32 42 37 35 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local, excluding education

39 38 36 52 51 46 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

304 374 327 295 303 334 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2

South

535 566 601 646 751 683 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.3

Midwest

397 294 368 333 321 363 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1

West

373 361 365 331 298 321 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 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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