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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)
Oct.
2021
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)
Oct.
2021
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022(p)

Total

1,342 1,400 1,390 1,490 1,329 1,387 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,265 1,317 1,317 1,405 1,247 1,314 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0

Mining and logging

5 4 5 5 5 6 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

Construction

138 135 134 120 173 134 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 2.2 1.7

Manufacturing

99 96 97 97 92 101 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

Durable goods

54 49 46 51 46 50 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Nondurable goods

45 46 51 46 46 51 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

246 209 268 301 253 245 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9

Wholesale trade

43 34 48 42 24 36 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.6

Retail trade

130 117 139 174 149 124 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

72 58 81 85 80 86 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2

Information

31 27 34 38 31 39 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.3

Financial activities

37 38 30 58 52 39 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.4

Finance and insurance

20 25 12 35 37 21 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 13 18 23 16 19 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.8

Professional and business services

311 379 364 370 293 360 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.6

Education and health services

129 152 158 148 161 137 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

Educational services

22 19 23 23 30 28 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.7

Health care and social assistance

107 133 135 124 131 109 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

192 209 162 205 157 176 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 76 75 81 63 52 2.9 3.3 3.2 3.5 2.7 2.2

Accommodation and food services

130 133 87 124 94 124 1.0 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.9

Other services

76 69 66 64 30 76 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.5 1.3

Government

77 83 73 85 82 73 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

Federal

10 7 6 7 9 6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

State and local

67 76 68 78 73 66 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local education

33 34 30 35 36 33 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local, excluding education

34 42 37 43 38 33 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

228 261 234 222 209 208 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

South

540 492 574 598 499 555 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0

Midwest

284 334 323 301 318 299 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9

West

290 313 259 369 303 325 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9

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

Last Modified Date: November 30, 2022