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.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)

Total

1,687 1,655 1,784 1,620 1,547 1,710 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,579 1,534 1,677 1,516 1,448 1,609 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

8 13 12 9 11 8 1.2 1.9 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.1

Construction

213 127 173 149 180 154 3.1 1.8 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.1

Manufacturing

111 101 101 114 110 111 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

55 56 62 58 60 67 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

56 44 40 57 50 44 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.1 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

279 302 329 306 302 345 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2

Wholesale trade(3)

34 30 49 41 32 41 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.7

Retail trade

178 171 196 193 199 223 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

68 101 84 73 71 81 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.4

Information

26 29 31 26 27 28 0.9 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.0

Financial activities

47 42 68 52 41 70 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.8

Finance and insurance

20 24 47 37 23 50 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

27 18 21 15 19 20 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.9

Professional and business services

356 394 405 344 376 374 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8

Education and health services

169 149 189 183 143 165 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7

Educational services

38 39 39 40 37 30 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8

Health care and social assistance

131 111 150 143 106 136 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

261 273 295 270 224 297 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

59 75 76 87 49 100 2.5 3.2 3.2 3.7 2.1 4.3

Accommodation and food services

202 198 219 183 174 197 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4

Other services

108 104 75 63 34 59 1.9 1.8 1.3 1.1 0.6 1.0

Government

108 121 106 104 99 101 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

Federal

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

State and local

95 109 94 90 87 89 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local education

43 58 54 40 45 50 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local, excluding education

52 51 41 50 42 39 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

290 287 334 280 268 269 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0

South

671 678 733 620 604 685 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.3

Midwest

386 336 355 334 326 355 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1

West

339 353 361 385 350 402 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 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: June 05, 2018