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)
Nov.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

1,624 1,634 1,563 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,546 1,528 1,472 1.3 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging

12 13 9 1.5 1.9 1.3

Construction

192 190 184 2.9 2.8 2.7

Manufacturing

108 100 99 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

69 53 54 0.9 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

39 47 45 0.8 1.0 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

273 235 278 1.0 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

45 35 32 0.8 0.6 0.5

Retail trade

172 141 180 1.1 0.9 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

56 58 66 1.0 1.1 1.2

Information

29 19 20 1.1 0.7 0.7

Financial activities

53 53 49 0.6 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

26 19 26 0.4 0.3 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

27 35 23 1.3 1.6 1.1

Professional and business services

415 365 345 2.1 1.8 1.7

Education and health services

115 147 124 0.5 0.6 0.5

Educational services

18 15 10 0.5 0.4 0.3

Health care and social assistance

97 132 114 0.5 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

296 350 283 2.0 2.3 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 116 86 4.9 5.3 4.1

Accommodation and food services

196 234 197 1.5 1.8 1.5

Other services

53 56 82 0.9 1.0 1.4

Government

78 105 91 0.3 0.5 0.4

Federal

11 11 14 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

68 94 78 0.3 0.5 0.4

State and local education

22 20 17 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local, excluding education

46 75 61 0.5 0.8 0.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

332 305 304 1.2 1.1 1.1

South

546 621 511 1.0 1.2 1.0

Midwest

377 357 357 1.2 1.1 1.1

West

370 351 391 1.1 1.1 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.
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Last Modified Date: January 10, 2017