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.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)

Total

1,763 1,855 1,889 1,751 1,695 1,742 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,646 1,731 1,780 1,653 1,562 1,626 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3

Mining and logging

7 10 13 10 11 9 1.0 1.3 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.3

Construction

161 148 192 164 181 171 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3

Manufacturing

116 130 109 111 123 114 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9

Durable goods

60 83 60 51 52 59 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

56 47 49 60 70 55 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

301 409 366 360 305 313 1.1 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

43 58 50 45 43 34 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6

Retail trade

184 256 221 230 179 185 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

74 96 94 85 82 94 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5

Information

35 21 24 38 32 31 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.3 1.1 1.1

Financial activities

45 34 64 58 57 56 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Finance and insurance

31 20 44 44 33 37 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

15 14 20 14 24 19 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.8

Professional and business services

425 418 426 406 358 416 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.0

Education and health services

181 165 166 155 175 197 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8

Educational services

44 28 45 42 42 49 1.2 0.8 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3

Health care and social assistance

138 136 121 112 133 149 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

308 320 329 279 263 258 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

91 85 100 96 74 82 3.9 3.5 4.1 3.9 3.0 3.3

Accommodation and food services

217 236 230 183 189 176 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.2

Other services

66 75 89 73 59 60 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0

Government

117 125 110 98 132 116 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5

Federal

10 7 5 9 10 6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

State and local

107 118 104 89 122 110 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6

State and local education

54 67 63 51 53 48 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local, excluding education

53 51 42 38 70 61 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

285 350 318 303 280 280 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

South

663 663 720 649 676 710 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

Midwest

363 442 464 407 365 380 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1

West

451 401 387 392 374 372 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

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 09, 2019