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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
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

1,689 7,560 1,670 1.1 5.8 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,588 7,381 1,535 1.2 6.8 1.4

Mining and logging

8 58 16 1.1 9.1 2.6

Construction

193 683 174 2.6 10.5 2.4

Manufacturing

107 631 114 0.8 5.5 1.0

Durable goods

57 444 70 0.7 6.2 1.0

Nondurable goods

50 187 43 1.1 4.3 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

262 1,404 330 1.0 5.8 1.3

Wholesale trade

45 220 100 0.8 4.0 1.8

Retail trade

160 918 137 1.0 7.0 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

58 267 93 0.9 4.8 1.7

Information

33 97 25 1.2 3.7 1.0

Financial activities

50 214 51 0.6 2.5 0.6

Finance and insurance

18 58 17 0.3 0.9 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

31 156 33 1.4 7.4 1.5

Professional and business services

464 923 369 2.2 4.8 1.9

Education and health services

206 900 221 0.9 4.1 1.0

Educational services

69 214 46 1.8 6.1 1.4

Health care and social assistance

137 686 175 0.7 3.7 0.9

Leisure and hospitality

201 1,706 167 1.2 20.0 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 280 34 2.4 24.8 2.8

Accommodation and food services

141 1,426 132 1.0 19.3 1.5

Other services

63 764 70 1.1 16.7 1.4

Government

101 179 135 0.4 0.8 0.6

Federal

5 9 26 0.2 0.3 0.9

State and local

96 169 109 0.5 0.9 0.6

State and local education

79 55 67 0.7 0.5 0.7

State and local, excluding education

18 114 42 0.2 1.3 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

264 1,463 330 1.0 6.1 1.3

South

623 2,478 635 1.1 5.2 1.3

Midwest

307 1,593 326 0.9 5.6 1.1

West

495 2,026 380 1.4 6.7 1.2

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

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2020