Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 11. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

1,840 1,717 1,916 1.3 1.2 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,650 1,573 1,745 1.3 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

12 8 13 1.7 1.2 1.8

Construction

163 196 197 2.3 2.7 2.7

Manufacturing

118 99 120 1.0 0.8 1.0

Durable goods

77 60 80 1.0 0.8 1.0

Nondurable goods

41 39 40 0.9 0.8 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

267 249 269 1.0 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

44 48 43 0.8 0.8 0.7

Retail trade

161 154 163 1.0 1.0 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

61 47 63 1.1 0.8 1.1

Information

21 22 25 0.8 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

62 61 75 0.7 0.7 0.9

Finance and insurance

42 28 40 0.7 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 33 35 0.9 1.5 1.6

Professional and business services

369 418 374 1.8 2.0 1.8

Education and health services

220 209 209 1.0 0.9 0.9

Educational services

42 43 34 1.3 1.3 1.0

Health care and social assistance

179 166 176 0.9 0.9 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

339 215 365 2.1 1.3 2.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

108 62 129 4.3 2.3 5.0

Accommodation and food services

231 154 236 1.7 1.1 1.7

Other services

79 94 98 1.4 1.6 1.7

Government

190 144 170 0.9 0.7 0.8

Federal

12 12 12 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

178 132 158 1.0 0.7 0.9

State and local education

78 87 50 0.9 1.0 0.6

State and local, excluding education

100 45 108 1.1 0.5 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

396 354 434 1.5 1.3 1.6

South

678 663 665 1.3 1.2 1.2

Midwest

376 364 449 1.2 1.1 1.4

West

389 337 367 1.2 1.0 1.1

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.
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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2017