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)
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)
Apr.
2017
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)

Total

1,530 1,260 1,580 1.0 0.9 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,468 1,211 1,526 1.2 1.0 1.2

Mining and logging

8 11 8 1.2 1.6 1.1

Construction

187 158 139 2.7 2.3 2.0

Manufacturing

105 100 103 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

48 54 60 0.6 0.7 0.8

Nondurable goods

57 46 43 1.2 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

238 248 302 0.9 0.9 1.1

Wholesale trade

34 32 41 0.6 0.5 0.7

Retail trade

156 169 202 1.0 1.1 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

48 47 59 0.8 0.8 1.0

Information

28 25 30 1.0 0.9 1.1

Financial activities

51 37 78 0.6 0.4 0.9

Finance and insurance

23 24 57 0.4 0.4 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 13 21 1.3 0.6 0.9

Professional and business services

388 329 401 1.9 1.6 1.9

Education and health services

142 117 145 0.6 0.5 0.6

Educational services

24 20 18 0.6 0.5 0.5

Health care and social assistance

119 96 126 0.6 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

231 161 273 1.5 1.0 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 33 108 2.8 1.5 4.7

Accommodation and food services

169 128 164 1.2 0.9 1.2

Other services

90 25 47 1.6 0.4 0.8

Government

61 49 55 0.3 0.2 0.2

Federal

10 10 10 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local

51 39 45 0.3 0.2 0.2

State and local education

20 19 24 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local, excluding education

31 20 21 0.3 0.2 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

265 194 239 1.0 0.7 0.9

South

631 507 659 1.2 0.9 1.2

Midwest

327 279 304 1.0 0.9 0.9

West

307 280 379 0.9 0.8 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: June 05, 2018