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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.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

1,734 1,962 1,778 1,769 1,893 1,684 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,612 1,860 1,657 1,672 1,815 1,601 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2

Mining and logging

13 12 12 14 17 8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.3 1.2

Construction

183 223 244 233 243 192 2.5 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.2 2.5

Manufacturing

97 113 114 95 110 122 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

47 66 73 62 67 69 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

Nondurable goods

50 47 41 33 43 53 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

316 386 365 311 323 316 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

54 70 66 46 35 46 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.8

Retail trade

182 228 211 185 197 187 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

81 89 88 81 90 83 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3

Information

35 35 40 33 37 28 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.0

Financial activities

54 60 42 44 48 40 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Finance and insurance

30 25 18 20 24 31 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 35 24 23 24 9 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.4

Professional and business services

375 441 390 434 454 384 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.0 2.1 1.8

Education and health services

184 178 167 165 150 152 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6

Educational services

43 32 29 31 26 22 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6

Health care and social assistance

141 145 137 134 124 130 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

296 345 247 298 342 264 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

83 74 81 84 108 70 3.4 3.0 3.3 3.4 4.3 2.8

Accommodation and food services

213 272 165 214 234 195 1.5 1.9 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.4

Other services

58 66 36 44 91 95 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.7 1.5 1.6

Government

122 103 121 98 78 83 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4

Federal

9 10 26 12 9 10 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.3

State and local

113 93 96 86 69 73 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4

State and local education

40 43 46 41 40 40 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

73 50 49 44 29 33 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

300 334 366 362 347 334 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2

South

683 798 621 587 692 578 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0

Midwest

363 380 340 390 389 389 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2

West

388 450 452 430 464 384 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 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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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020