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)
Feb.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)
Feb.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)

Total

1,364 2,145 1,323 0.9 1.4 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,306 2,034 1,265 1.1 1.6 1.0

Mining and logging

9 15 11 1.3 2.0 1.5

Construction

140 235 145 2.0 3.3 2.1

Manufacturing

98 127 98 0.8 1.0 0.8

Durable goods

52 56 54 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

46 72 44 1.0 1.5 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

249 609 243 0.9 2.2 0.9

Wholesale trade

43 43 34 0.7 0.7 0.6

Retail trade

164 333 152 1.1 2.1 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

43 234 56 0.7 3.8 0.9

Information

30 50 24 1.1 1.8 0.9

Financial activities

36 78 45 0.4 0.9 0.5

Finance and insurance

26 40 31 0.4 0.6 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

10 39 14 0.5 1.7 0.6

Professional and business services

377 409 374 1.8 2.0 1.8

Education and health services

122 187 135 0.5 0.8 0.6

Educational services

18 39 23 0.5 1.1 0.6

Health care and social assistance

103 148 113 0.5 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

197 274 148 1.3 1.7 0.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

36 54 29 1.7 2.5 1.3

Accommodation and food services

161 220 119 1.2 1.6 0.9

Other services

48 50 41 0.8 0.9 0.7

Government

57 111 58 0.3 0.5 0.3

Federal

8 14 5 0.3 0.5 0.2

State and local

49 97 53 0.2 0.5 0.3

State and local education

25 47 23 0.2 0.4 0.2

State and local, excluding education

24 50 30 0.3 0.6 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

202 346 177 0.7 1.3 0.6

South

522 846 560 1.0 1.6 1.0

Midwest

285 476 297 0.9 1.5 0.9

West

354 476 289 1.0 1.4 0.8

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: April 09, 2019