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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)
May
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

2,096 1,724 1,723 1,525 1,450 1,368 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,911 1,634 1,636 1,433 1,365 1,299 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.1

Mining and logging

21 7 8 4 7 9 3.5 1.2 1.4 0.6 1.2 1.4

Construction

193 187 243 149 158 157 2.8 2.5 3.3 2.0 2.1 2.1

Manufacturing

149 90 86 119 112 110 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

91 48 45 65 65 65 1.3 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.9

Nondurable goods

58 42 41 54 47 45 1.3 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

444 414 319 279 278 280 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0

Wholesale trade

108 61 46 41 45 46 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Retail trade

206 164 182 148 148 150 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

130 189 91 90 85 85 2.3 3.0 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4

Information

38 22 27 27 24 25 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9

Financial activities

62 32 53 63 38 43 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.5

Finance and insurance

28 13 32 40 21 23 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

34 19 21 23 17 20 1.6 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.9

Professional and business services

433 372 398 357 292 276 2.3 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.3

Education and health services

256 160 173 130 142 128 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5

Educational services

37 21 31 29 35 14 1.1 0.6 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.4

Health care and social assistance

219 139 142 102 107 114 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

231 267 248 244 235 208 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

73 70 72 61 48 56 5.9 4.1 4.2 3.4 2.5 2.8

Accommodation and food services

159 197 176 182 187 152 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.2

Other services

83 84 81 61 77 62 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.4 1.1

Government

185 89 86 92 86 69 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3

Federal

25 18 11 9 9 9 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local

161 71 75 83 77 61 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local education

91 24 36 42 39 24 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2

State and local, excluding education

69 47 39 41 38 37 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

445 309 323 263 269 285 1.8 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1

South

715 598 619 562 519 503 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9

Midwest

459 328 382 349 321 324 1.6 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

West

477 488 399 351 341 257 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.8

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

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2021