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.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

1,655 1,790 1,707 1,761 1,753 1,697 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,534 1,666 1,609 1,647 1,651 1,599 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

13 13 11 9 11 12 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.4 1.6

Construction

127 159 169 145 186 149 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.0 2.5 2.0

Manufacturing

101 112 95 127 113 110 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

56 60 59 80 63 52 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.6

Nondurable goods

44 52 36 47 50 58 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

302 384 374 367 304 352 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.3

Wholesale trade(3)

30 38 44 59 53 50 0.5 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8

Retail trade

171 264 242 205 165 221 1.1 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

101 82 89 102 86 81 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.3

Information

29 27 28 20 22 25 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

42 55 59 47 64 47 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5

Finance and insurance

24 40 44 34 43 34 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

18 15 14 13 21 13 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.6

Professional and business services

394 443 376 402 405 401 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9

Education and health services

149 141 154 162 180 141 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6

Educational services

39 45 33 33 50 39 1.0 1.2 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.1

Health care and social assistance

111 96 121 129 129 102 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

273 265 278 300 291 291 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 87 72 78 93 87 3.2 3.7 3.0 3.3 3.9 3.6

Accommodation and food services

198 177 206 222 197 204 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.4

Other services

104 67 65 69 76 71 1.8 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2

Government

121 125 98 113 102 98 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4

Federal

12 7 6 6 5 9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3

State and local

109 118 92 107 97 89 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local education

58 60 51 60 56 49 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

State and local, excluding education

51 57 41 47 40 40 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

287 322 308 297 301 261 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9

South

678 731 714 674 678 697 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

Midwest

336 348 375 449 458 408 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2

West

353 389 311 341 315 331 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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