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)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

1,672 1,972 1,662 1.1 1.3 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,568 1,810 1,579 1.3 1.5 1.3

Mining and logging

11 6 13 1.6 0.8 1.9

Construction

208 216 165 3.0 3.0 2.3

Manufacturing

103 115 99 0.8 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

54 61 54 0.7 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

48 54 45 1.0 1.1 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

235 234 228 0.9 0.9 0.8

Wholesale trade

35 36 36 0.6 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

144 140 145 0.9 0.9 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

56 57 47 1.0 1.0 0.8

Information

19 28 15 0.7 1.0 0.6

Financial activities

56 40 82 0.7 0.5 1.0

Finance and insurance

19 16 52 0.3 0.3 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

37 24 30 1.7 1.1 1.3

Professional and business services

365 435 373 1.8 2.1 1.8

Education and health services

149 153 141 0.6 0.7 0.6

Educational services

14 25 20 0.4 0.7 0.5

Health care and social assistance

135 128 121 0.7 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

373 497 362 2.4 3.1 2.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

138 234 135 6.3 10.1 6.0

Accommodation and food services

235 263 227 1.7 1.9 1.7

Other services

48 87 101 0.8 1.5 1.7

Government

104 162 83 0.5 0.7 0.4

Federal

12 11 14 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

93 151 69 0.5 0.8 0.3

State and local education

19 24 20 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local, excluding education

74 127 49 0.8 1.4 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

300 521 288 1.1 1.9 1.1

South

626 676 620 1.2 1.3 1.1

Midwest

377 356 366 1.2 1.1 1.1

West

370 419 388 1.1 1.2 1.1

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: December 11, 2017