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)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

1,439 1,237 1,349 1.0 0.9 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,381 1,186 1,307 1.1 1.0 1.1

Mining and logging

29 12 11 4.2 1.7 1.6

Construction

134 127 165 2.1 2.0 2.5

Manufacturing

101 64 96 0.8 0.5 0.8

Durable goods

66 41 61 0.9 0.5 0.8

Nondurable goods

35 23 35 0.8 0.5 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

217 264 244 0.8 1.0 0.9

Wholesale trade

43 49 45 0.7 0.8 0.8

Retail trade

123 186 163 0.8 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

51 30 35 0.9 0.5 0.6

Information

22 17 28 0.8 0.6 1.0

Financial activities

63 52 62 0.8 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

48 36 32 0.8 0.6 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

16 17 30 0.8 0.8 1.4

Professional and business services

406 327 273 2.1 1.6 1.3

Education and health services

146 88 143 0.6 0.4 0.6

Educational services

21 6 19 0.6 0.2 0.5

Health care and social assistance

125 82 124 0.7 0.4 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

219 180 211 1.4 1.2 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 27 38 3.1 1.3 1.8

Accommodation and food services

156 153 174 1.2 1.2 1.3

Other services

44 56 74 0.8 1.0 1.3

Government

57 50 42 0.3 0.2 0.2

Federal

11 6 8 0.4 0.2 0.3

State and local

47 44 34 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local education

26 25 14 0.2 0.2 0.1

State and local, excluding education

20 19 20 0.2 0.2 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

248 274 244 0.9 1.0 0.9

South

511 452 522 1.0 0.9 1.0

Midwest

394 233 288 1.2 0.7 0.9

West

287 277 295 0.9 0.8 0.9

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: May 09, 2017