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)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)
Mar.
2017
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)

Total

1,376 1,201 1,278 0.9 0.8 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,333 1,152 1,234 1.1 0.9 1.0

Mining and logging

9 9 13 1.4 1.3 1.8

Construction

161 113 152 2.4 1.7 2.2

Manufacturing

101 100 99 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

62 54 57 0.8 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

39 46 42 0.8 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

252 255 235 0.9 0.9 0.9

Wholesale trade

44 41 31 0.8 0.7 0.5

Retail trade

159 175 154 1.0 1.1 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

49 39 50 0.9 0.7 0.9

Information

25 17 27 0.9 0.6 1.0

Financial activities

59 40 40 0.7 0.5 0.5

Finance and insurance

30 30 25 0.5 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 10 14 1.3 0.5 0.6

Professional and business services

308 280 342 1.5 1.4 1.7

Education and health services

133 127 117 0.6 0.5 0.5

Educational services

16 18 20 0.4 0.5 0.5

Health care and social assistance

117 109 97 0.6 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

215 164 184 1.4 1.1 1.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

42 36 48 2.0 1.7 2.2

Accommodation and food services

173 128 136 1.3 0.9 1.0

Other services

70 47 26 1.2 0.8 0.5

Government

43 49 45 0.2 0.2 0.2

Federal

10 10 10 0.3 0.4 0.4

State and local

34 39 35 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local education

14 15 16 0.1 0.1 0.1

State and local, excluding education

20 24 19 0.2 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

240 181 206 0.9 0.7 0.8

South

500 474 507 0.9 0.9 0.9

Midwest

349 252 258 1.1 0.8 0.8

West

288 293 307 0.9 0.9 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) 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: May 08, 2018