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)
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
Apr.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)

Total

1,669 1,624 1,659 1,594 1,661 1,590 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,547 1,525 1,555 1,483 1,582 1,479 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

14 6 16 12 8 10 2.1 0.9 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.4

Construction

210 214 177 155 197 195 3.1 3.2 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.8

Manufacturing

97 100 103 73 112 116 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

64 57 55 43 67 56 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.7

Nondurable goods

32 43 48 30 44 60 0.7 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

264 247 289 309 303 261 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

45 36 39 49 45 33 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

164 142 155 210 195 162 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

55 69 94 50 63 66 1.0 1.2 1.7 0.9 1.1 1.2

Information

29 23 27 23 28 22 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.8

Financial activities

51 61 50 68 70 37 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.4

Finance and insurance

26 29 30 46 32 21 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 32 19 22 38 15 1.1 1.5 0.9 1.0 1.7 0.7

Professional and business services

410 401 383 367 325 334 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.6

Education and health services

140 142 132 127 161 162 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Educational services

38 28 31 16 36 39 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.5 1.0 1.1

Health care and social assistance

102 114 102 111 126 123 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

268 256 296 276 278 243 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

61 81 60 61 58 53 2.7 3.6 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4

Accommodation and food services

207 175 235 215 220 190 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4

Other services

63 75 83 73 100 99 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.8 1.7

Government

122 99 104 111 79 111 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

Federal

13 13 13 10 11 11 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

109 86 91 101 69 100 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local education

61 40 51 63 32 44 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.4

State and local, excluding education

48 46 39 38 36 56 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

353 310 340 374 327 286 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1

South

571 566 573 566 601 622 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

Midwest

324 387 383 294 368 348 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.1

West

420 361 362 361 365 335 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 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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Last Modified Date: June 06, 2017