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)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)
July
2017
June
2018
July
2018(p)

Total

1,764 1,615 1,569 1.2 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,621 1,497 1,451 1.3 1.2 1.1

Mining and logging

6 11 14 0.9 1.4 1.9

Construction

198 134 154 2.8 1.8 2.1

Manufacturing

101 107 108 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

63 55 56 0.8 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

38 52 52 0.8 1.1 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

244 262 307 0.9 0.9 1.1

Wholesale trade

43 37 33 0.7 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

150 163 213 0.9 1.0 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

51 63 61 0.9 1.1 1.0

Information

24 20 24 0.8 0.7 0.9

Financial activities

60 62 58 0.7 0.7 0.7

Finance and insurance

28 39 42 0.4 0.6 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

33 23 16 1.5 1.0 0.7

Professional and business services

438 343 267 2.1 1.6 1.3

Education and health services

213 230 223 0.9 1.0 1.0

Educational services

46 65 70 1.4 1.8 2.1

Health care and social assistance

167 165 153 0.9 0.8 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

242 237 210 1.4 1.4 1.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 53 28 2.8 2.0 1.0

Accommodation and food services

167 184 181 1.2 1.3 1.3

Other services

94 90 86 1.6 1.5 1.5

Government

143 117 117 0.7 0.5 0.6

Federal

10 4 6 0.4 0.2 0.2

State and local

133 113 111 0.7 0.6 0.6

State and local education

89 76 66 1.0 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

44 37 44 0.5 0.4 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

345 300 256 1.3 1.1 0.9

South

678 633 686 1.3 1.2 1.3

Midwest

386 309 310 1.2 0.9 0.9

West

357 373 316 1.1 1.1 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.
(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: September 11, 2018