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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.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

2,133 2,171 2,100 1.4 1.4 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,037 2,093 2,032 1.6 1.6 1.6

Mining and logging

19 22 12 2.6 3.1 1.7

Construction

232 318 242 3.3 4.3 3.3

Manufacturing

102 108 131 0.8 0.8 1.0

Durable goods

54 64 81 0.7 0.8 1.0

Nondurable goods

47 45 50 1.0 0.9 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

613 438 617 2.2 1.5 2.2

Wholesale trade

54 35 46 0.9 0.6 0.8

Retail trade

328 276 333 2.1 1.7 2.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

231 126 237 3.8 1.9 3.8

Information

50 40 39 1.8 1.4 1.4

Financial activities

77 45 63 0.9 0.5 0.7

Finance and insurance

40 25 42 0.6 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

37 20 21 1.6 0.9 0.9

Professional and business services

422 557 428 2.0 2.6 2.0

Education and health services

205 119 172 0.9 0.5 0.7

Educational services

39 20 19 1.1 0.5 0.5

Health care and social assistance

166 99 153 0.8 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

268 342 241 1.7 2.1 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

58 119 47 2.7 5.1 2.1

Accommodation and food services

209 223 193 1.5 1.6 1.4

Other services

49 105 87 0.9 1.8 1.5

Government

96 78 68 0.4 0.3 0.3

Federal

13 12 13 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local

84 66 55 0.4 0.3 0.3

State and local education

35 40 34 0.3 0.4 0.3

State and local, excluding education

49 26 21 0.5 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

368 425 414 1.4 1.5 1.5

South

816 749 700 1.5 1.3 1.3

Midwest

479 478 516 1.5 1.4 1.6

West

470 519 470 1.4 1.5 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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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020