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)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

1,664 1,462 1,594 1.2 1.0 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,519 1,401 1,489 1.2 1.1 1.2

Mining and logging

11 9 9 1.7 1.3 1.3

Construction

163 188 172 2.4 2.8 2.5

Manufacturing

115 105 94 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

79 49 52 1.0 0.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

36 56 42 0.8 1.2 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

273 243 254 1.0 0.9 0.9

Wholesale trade

55 33 42 0.9 0.6 0.7

Retail trade

148 160 157 0.9 1.0 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

69 50 56 1.3 0.9 1.0

Information

29 24 35 1.0 0.9 1.3

Financial activities

42 47 50 0.5 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

28 20 21 0.5 0.3 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

14 28 29 0.7 1.3 1.3

Professional and business services

399 344 397 2.0 1.7 1.9

Education and health services

191 137 202 0.8 0.6 0.9

Educational services

63 23 69 1.7 0.6 1.9

Health care and social assistance

128 114 133 0.7 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

225 220 181 1.4 1.4 1.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 58 43 2.2 2.6 1.9

Accommodation and food services

175 162 137 1.3 1.2 1.0

Other services

71 84 96 1.2 1.5 1.7

Government

145 60 106 0.6 0.3 0.5

Federal

7 9 5 0.3 0.3 0.2

State and local

137 51 101 0.7 0.3 0.5

State and local education

106 19 69 1.0 0.2 0.6

State and local, excluding education

32 32 32 0.3 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

270 260 249 1.0 1.0 0.9

South

652 618 725 1.2 1.2 1.4

Midwest

318 283 308 1.0 0.9 0.9

West

423 300 312 1.3 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: July 11, 2017