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)
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)
Apr.
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017(p)

Total

1,560 1,386 1,453 1.1 1.0 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,493 1,344 1,390 1.2 1.1 1.1

Mining and logging

14 8 10 2.1 1.2 1.4

Construction

180 166 175 2.7 2.5 2.6

Manufacturing

85 101 104 0.7 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

58 62 51 0.8 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

26 39 54 0.6 0.8 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

231 251 222 0.9 0.9 0.8

Wholesale trade

45 45 33 0.8 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

146 161 140 0.9 1.0 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

41 46 49 0.8 0.8 0.9

Information

30 27 21 1.1 1.0 0.8

Financial activities

57 69 38 0.7 0.8 0.5

Finance and insurance

30 40 22 0.5 0.6 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

26 29 16 1.2 1.3 0.7

Professional and business services

475 293 375 2.4 1.4 1.8

Education and health services

119 138 143 0.5 0.6 0.6

Educational services

23 20 25 0.6 0.5 0.7

Health care and social assistance

96 118 117 0.5 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

247 216 213 1.6 1.4 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

76 45 57 3.5 2.2 2.6

Accommodation and food services

171 171 157 1.3 1.3 1.2

Other services

54 74 88 0.9 1.3 1.5

Government

68 43 63 0.3 0.2 0.3

Federal

11 9 9 0.4 0.3 0.3

State and local

56 34 53 0.3 0.2 0.3

State and local education

28 14 20 0.3 0.1 0.2

State and local, excluding education

28 20 33 0.3 0.2 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

326 244 253 1.2 0.9 0.9

South

547 530 600 1.0 1.0 1.1

Midwest

288 304 299 0.9 0.9 0.9

West

399 309 301 1.2 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: June 06, 2017