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)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

1,672 1,692 1,513 1,569 1,619 1,635 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,549 1,557 1,402 1,460 1,496 1,539 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

26 13 8 13 10 8 3.4 1.9 1.2 1.9 1.5 1.2

Construction

138 171 153 169 148 223 2.1 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.2 3.3

Manufacturing

104 110 100 92 101 94 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

65 70 60 56 56 55 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

39 40 40 37 45 40 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

266 276 294 269 291 249 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9

Wholesale trade(3)

39 48 33 35 31 30 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

177 175 205 171 188 151 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

50 54 57 63 72 68 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.2

Information

19 24 21 20 28 27 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.0

Financial activities

62 51 52 50 55 60 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Finance and insurance

38 32 29 22 33 30 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 18 23 29 23 30 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.4

Professional and business services

414 358 352 368 342 391 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.9

Education and health services

149 179 108 160 185 145 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6

Educational services

22 26 19 27 24 31 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.9

Health care and social assistance

127 153 89 133 160 114 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

298 317 231 264 254 258 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 125 71 78 68 87 3.6 5.5 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.9

Accommodation and food services

219 192 161 186 187 171 1.7 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3

Other services

72 58 82 54 81 84 1.3 1.0 1.4 0.9 1.4 1.5

Government

123 134 111 109 123 96 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4

Federal

10 13 12 11 14 15 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local

113 122 100 99 108 81 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.4

State and local education

61 64 49 39 49 37 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

State and local, excluding education

52 58 50 60 59 44 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

324 372 308 299 307 323 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

South

601 601 537 575 579 552 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0

Midwest

374 356 315 351 352 378 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2

West

372 362 353 344 381 381 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2 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: February 07, 2017