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

Total

1,741 1,659 1,594 1,661 1,605 1,661 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,626 1,555 1,483 1,582 1,500 1,566 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

11 16 12 8 9 9 1.7 2.4 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.3

Construction

200 177 155 197 207 202 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.9 3.0 2.9

Manufacturing

130 103 73 112 117 103 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

90 55 43 67 55 56 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

40 48 30 44 63 47 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.9 1.3 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

312 289 309 303 282 293 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

55 39 49 45 33 42 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7

Retail trade

174 155 210 195 183 185 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

83 94 50 63 66 66 1.5 1.7 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.2

Information

30 27 23 28 24 34 1.1 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.3

Financial activities

50 50 68 70 45 58 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.7

Finance and insurance

33 30 46 32 19 26 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 19 22 38 25 32 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.7 1.2 1.5

Professional and business services

399 383 367 325 315 392 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.9

Education and health services

168 132 127 161 158 171 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

Educational services

44 31 16 36 37 44 1.2 0.9 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.2

Health care and social assistance

124 102 111 126 121 127 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

253 296 276 278 247 209 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

78 60 61 58 54 68 3.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.4 3.0

Accommodation and food services

175 235 215 220 194 141 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.0

Other services

73 83 73 100 96 95 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.8 1.7 1.7

Government

114 104 111 79 104 95 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

Federal

11 13 10 11 11 9 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local

103 91 101 69 94 86 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4

State and local education

54 51 63 32 42 36 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

50 39 38 36 52 50 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

326 340 374 327 295 305 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1

South

646 573 566 601 646 698 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3

Midwest

354 383 294 368 333 343 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1

West

415 362 361 365 331 314 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 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) 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: July 11, 2017