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)
May
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)
May
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018(p)

Total

1,602 1,591 1,524 1.1 1.1 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,483 1,543 1,438 1.2 1.2 1.1

Mining and logging

12 11 8 1.8 1.5 1.2

Construction

153 141 133 2.2 2.0 1.8

Manufacturing

92 110 107 0.7 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

52 61 54 0.7 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

40 49 53 0.9 1.0 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

245 295 208 0.9 1.1 0.8

Wholesale trade

41 43 25 0.7 0.7 0.4

Retail trade

148 195 122 0.9 1.2 0.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

55 58 61 1.0 1.0 1.0

Information

36 32 22 1.3 1.1 0.8

Financial activities

41 80 64 0.5 0.9 0.8

Finance and insurance

20 57 41 0.3 0.9 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 24 23 1.0 1.1 1.0

Professional and business services

445 409 449 2.2 2.0 2.1

Education and health services

192 144 163 0.8 0.6 0.7

Educational services

55 21 54 1.5 0.5 1.4

Health care and social assistance

137 123 109 0.7 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

203 272 238 1.2 1.7 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

53 104 33 2.2 4.6 1.4

Accommodation and food services

150 169 205 1.1 1.2 1.4

Other services

64 48 45 1.1 0.8 0.8

Government

- - - - - -

Federal

- - - - - -

State and local

111 43 82 0.6 0.2 0.4

State and local education

74 22 57 0.7 0.2 0.5

State and local, excluding education

37 22 25 0.4 0.2 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

232 231 227 0.9 0.8 0.8

South

802 655 657 1.5 1.2 1.2

Midwest

283 311 345 0.9 0.9 1.0

West

286 393 296 0.8 1.2 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

-Data not available

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Last Modified Date: July 10, 2018