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)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

1,817 1,677 1,875 1.2 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,696 1,610 1,777 1.3 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

13 11 12 1.8 1.4 1.6

Construction

175 222 198 2.5 3.0 2.7

Manufacturing

104 118 115 0.8 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

54 61 49 0.7 0.8 0.6

Nondurable goods

50 57 66 1.1 1.2 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

406 281 456 1.4 1.0 1.6

Wholesale trade

30 53 50 0.5 0.9 0.8

Retail trade

238 160 299 1.5 1.0 1.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

138 68 106 2.3 1.1 1.7

Information

27 20 24 1.0 0.7 0.9

Financial activities

40 54 42 0.5 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

26 35 32 0.4 0.6 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

15 18 10 0.7 0.8 0.4

Professional and business services

448 380 471 2.2 1.8 2.2

Education and health services

135 137 124 0.6 0.6 0.5

Educational services

32 23 33 0.8 0.6 0.8

Health care and social assistance

103 115 92 0.5 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

253 316 270 1.6 2.0 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

61 129 73 2.8 5.8 3.3

Accommodation and food services

191 187 197 1.4 1.3 1.4

Other services

96 72 64 1.7 1.2 1.1

Government

120 66 98 0.5 0.3 0.4

Federal

11 7 11 0.4 0.2 0.4

State and local

109 59 88 0.5 0.3 0.4

State and local education

62 22 52 0.6 0.2 0.5

State and local, excluding education

47 38 35 0.5 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

344 299 302 1.3 1.1 1.1

South

688 593 721 1.3 1.1 1.3

Midwest

411 488 503 1.3 1.5 1.5

West

373 296 350 1.1 0.9 1.0

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

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019