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)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

2,141 1,850 2,065 1.5 1.3 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,029 1,756 1,964 1.7 1.4 1.6

Mining and logging

23 6 13 3.2 0.9 1.9

Construction

236 308 226 3.8 4.6 3.5

Manufacturing

101 104 105 0.8 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

66 56 62 0.9 0.7 0.8

Nondurable goods

34 49 43 0.8 1.1 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

580 324 575 2.2 1.2 2.1

Wholesale trade

47 36 36 0.8 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

353 200 281 2.3 1.2 1.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

180 89 258 3.3 1.5 4.6

Information

42 21 35 1.5 0.8 1.3

Financial activities

78 61 73 1.0 0.7 0.9

Finance and insurance

42 33 44 0.7 0.5 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

36 28 29 1.7 1.3 1.4

Professional and business services

523 484 416 2.7 2.4 2.1

Education and health services

171 132 128 0.8 0.6 0.6

Educational services

29 22 25 0.9 0.6 0.7

Health care and social assistance

142 109 103 0.8 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

227 251 316 1.5 1.6 2.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

68 76 51 3.5 3.7 2.6

Accommodation and food services

158 175 265 1.2 1.3 2.0

Other services

49 65 77 0.9 1.2 1.4

Government

112 94 100 0.5 0.4 0.5

Federal

35 13 34 1.3 0.5 1.2

State and local

78 81 67 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local education

42 40 37 0.4 0.4 0.4

State and local, excluding education

36 41 30 0.4 0.5 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

413 384 416 1.6 1.4 1.6

South

721 591 715 1.4 1.1 1.4

Midwest

519 491 495 1.7 1.5 1.6

West

489 385 439 1.5 1.2 1.3

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: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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