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)
Jan.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)
Jan.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)

Total

2,432 1,915 2,173 1.7 1.3 1.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,346 1,818 2,092 1.9 1.4 1.7

Mining and logging

12 12 19 1.7 1.7 2.5

Construction

216 214 242 3.2 2.9 3.4

Manufacturing

118 113 120 0.9 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

73 48 58 0.9 0.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

45 66 62 1.0 1.4 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

730 485 623 2.7 1.7 2.3

Wholesale trade

52 45 39 0.9 0.8 0.7

Retail trade

426 323 346 2.7 2.0 2.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

252 116 238 4.3 1.8 3.9

Information

61 35 48 2.2 1.2 1.7

Financial activities

95 54 74 1.1 0.6 0.9

Finance and insurance

61 42 42 1.0 0.7 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

34 12 32 1.6 0.5 1.4

Professional and business services

474 471 408 2.3 2.2 2.0

Education and health services

205 133 215 0.9 0.6 0.9

Educational services

38 35 45 1.1 0.9 1.2

Health care and social assistance

167 97 171 0.9 0.5 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

364 239 260 2.4 1.5 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 77 57 3.4 3.4 2.6

Accommodation and food services

293 163 203 2.2 1.2 1.5

Other services

70 61 84 1.2 1.0 1.5

Government

87 97 81 0.4 0.4 0.4

Federal

12 10 14 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

74 87 66 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local education

44 53 32 0.4 0.5 0.3

State and local, excluding education

30 34 34 0.3 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

479 352 341 1.8 1.3 1.3

South

975 647 877 1.8 1.2 1.6

Midwest

474 490 490 1.5 1.5 1.5

West

503 426 465 1.5 1.2 1.4

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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