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)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)
Nov.
2017
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018(p)

Total

1,639 1,795 1,674 1.1 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,563 1,695 1,600 1.2 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging

13 9 12 1.8 1.1 1.6

Construction

206 156 225 2.9 2.1 3.0

Manufacturing

110 129 122 0.9 1.0 1.0

Durable goods

52 76 67 0.7 1.0 0.8

Nondurable goods

59 53 55 1.2 1.1 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

284 309 311 1.0 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade

31 59 56 0.5 1.0 0.9

Retail trade

198 168 184 1.2 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

56 82 71 0.9 1.4 1.2

Information

21 19 15 0.8 0.7 0.5

Financial activities

38 43 55 0.4 0.5 0.6

Finance and insurance

23 29 35 0.4 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

15 14 20 0.7 0.6 0.9

Professional and business services

351 385 357 1.7 1.8 1.7

Education and health services

130 147 133 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

14 19 22 0.4 0.5 0.6

Health care and social assistance

116 128 111 0.6 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

331 421 306 2.1 2.6 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

128 131 124 5.9 5.6 5.6

Accommodation and food services

203 290 181 1.5 2.1 1.3

Other services

78 77 64 1.3 1.3 1.1

Government

76 101 74 0.3 0.4 0.3

Federal

13 9 7 0.5 0.3 0.2

State and local

63 92 67 0.3 0.5 0.3

State and local education

16 33 23 0.1 0.3 0.2

State and local, excluding education

47 59 44 0.5 0.6 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

319 279 276 1.2 1.0 1.0

South

617 690 630 1.1 1.3 1.1

Midwest

363 468 463 1.1 1.4 1.4

West

341 358 305 1.0 1.0 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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