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.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)
Feb.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)

Total

1,657 1,712 1,735 1,655 1,784 1,647 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,538 1,595 1,627 1,534 1,677 1,541 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

12 10 13 13 12 8 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.1

Construction

146 160 174 127 173 155 2.1 2.3 2.5 1.8 2.4 2.2

Manufacturing

78 100 106 101 101 114 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

44 57 54 56 62 56 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

34 43 52 44 40 58 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

306 274 310 302 329 315 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

50 34 31 30 49 48 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8

Retail trade

199 174 207 171 196 194 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

57 66 72 101 84 74 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.3

Information

26 33 21 29 31 26 0.9 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.1 1.0

Financial activities

71 76 44 42 68 54 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.6

Finance and insurance

48 54 27 24 47 38 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 22 17 18 21 16 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7

Professional and business services

390 376 387 394 405 389 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9

Education and health services

146 170 168 149 189 177 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8

Educational services

20 45 33 39 39 34 0.5 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.9

Health care and social assistance

127 125 136 111 150 143 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

288 295 318 273 295 242 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

69 90 96 75 76 48 3.0 3.8 4.1 3.2 3.2 2.0

Accommodation and food services

220 205 221 198 219 194 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.4

Other services

74 99 86 104 75 61 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.3 1.0

Government

119 117 108 121 106 106 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

Federal

14 13 13 12 12 14 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

105 104 95 109 94 93 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

State and local education

64 53 47 58 54 41 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4

State and local, excluding education

41 51 48 51 41 52 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

400 306 331 287 334 252 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.9

South

574 632 709 678 733 649 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2

Midwest

347 397 345 336 355 349 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1

West

337 377 350 353 361 398 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 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) 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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Last Modified Date: April 13, 2018