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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)
Mar.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022(p)
Mar.
2021
Nov.
2021
Dec.
2021
Jan.
2022
Feb.
2022
Mar.
2022(p)

Total

1,512 1,295 1,262 1,403 1,354 1,405 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,430 1,228 1,183 1,327 1,273 1,320 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0

Mining and logging

5 4 4 3 3 3 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.6

Construction

156 150 133 144 157 121 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.6

Manufacturing

114 81 90 115 104 101 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

59 40 49 62 57 49 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6

Nondurable goods

55 41 41 53 47 53 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

279 251 192 253 229 278 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.0

Wholesale trade

48 36 20 35 27 33 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.6

Retail trade

136 141 102 145 128 173 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.8 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

95 74 70 73 74 71 1.5 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0

Information

28 31 38 74 19 24 1.0 1.1 1.3 2.5 0.6 0.8

Financial activities

61 28 44 33 42 33 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Finance and insurance

38 16 24 20 28 15 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

22 13 19 13 14 18 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.8

Professional and business services

393 308 306 326 365 371 1.9 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7

Education and health services

125 126 166 148 135 131 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5

Educational services

22 22 20 22 37 23 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.6

Health care and social assistance

102 105 147 126 98 108 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

207 167 141 177 164 186 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

47 62 37 70 61 61 2.6 2.9 1.7 3.2 2.7 2.7

Accommodation and food services

160 106 104 107 102 124 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

Other services

61 81 69 54 55 72 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3

Government

83 67 79 75 81 85 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4

Federal

8 5 19 7 7 6 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local

75 61 60 69 74 79 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local education

40 38 33 34 41 41 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

35 24 26 35 33 38 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

248 240 156 230 235 230 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.9

South

581 525 550 521 529 590 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.1

Midwest

340 244 271 281 269 264 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

West

344 286 286 371 321 321 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.1 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: May 03, 2022