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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)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

1,953 1,728 2,123 1,823 1,724 1,775 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,860 1,483 1,930 1,734 1,634 1,688 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

6 11 7 9 7 9 0.8 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.2 1.5

Construction

200 200 189 183 187 250 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 3.4

Manufacturing

136 99 110 120 90 84 1.1 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.7

Durable goods

83 69 62 64 48 46 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.6

Nondurable goods

53 29 47 56 42 38 1.1 0.6 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

426 313 327 243 414 337 1.5 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.2

Wholesale trade

52 25 61 40 61 47 0.9 0.5 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.8

Retail trade

280 187 174 156 164 192 1.8 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

94 101 92 46 189 98 1.5 1.6 1.5 0.7 3.0 1.6

Information

33 33 33 30 22 26 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

71 49 54 50 32 57 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6

Finance and insurance

43 20 36 23 13 37 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 29 18 27 19 20 1.2 1.3 0.8 1.2 0.9 0.9

Professional and business services

407 362 449 359 372 429 1.9 1.8 2.2 1.7 1.8 2.1

Education and health services

174 160 203 168 160 162 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

31 35 38 41 21 31 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.2 0.6 0.9

Health care and social assistance

143 125 165 126 139 131 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

323 197 485 506 267 244 1.9 1.4 3.6 3.9 2.0 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 56 44 98 70 74 3.2 3.1 2.4 5.7 4.1 4.3

Accommodation and food services

243 141 441 409 197 170 1.7 1.2 3.7 3.6 1.7 1.4

Other services

85 59 72 66 84 91 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.7

Government

94 245 194 89 89 87 0.4 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.4

Federal

9 153 98 12 18 12 0.3 5.1 3.4 0.4 0.6 0.4

State and local

84 92 95 77 71 76 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local education

41 59 41 31 24 37 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4

State and local, excluding education

43 33 54 46 47 39 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

372 378 382 356 309 382 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.5

South

675 553 636 576 598 629 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2

Midwest

440 401 527 338 328 370 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.1 1.1 1.2

West

466 396 578 554 488 394 1.3 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.2

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) 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

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Last Modified Date: April 06, 2021