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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)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)
Aug.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)

Total

2,031 1,746 1,979 1.4 1.2 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,814 1,635 1,798 1.4 1.3 1.4

Mining and logging

14 10 9 1.8 1.3 1.2

Construction

157 162 226 2.1 2.1 2.9

Manufacturing

131 108 112 1.0 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

77 65 67 1.0 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

54 43 45 1.1 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

369 333 367 1.3 1.2 1.3

Wholesale trade

39 63 48 0.7 1.1 0.8

Retail trade

249 196 222 1.6 1.2 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

81 75 97 1.4 1.2 1.6

Information

34 43 37 1.2 1.5 1.3

Financial activities

70 66 75 0.8 0.8 0.9

Finance and insurance

54 24 46 0.8 0.4 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 42 29 0.7 1.8 1.2

Professional and business services

387 392 392 1.8 1.8 1.8

Education and health services

187 210 164 0.8 0.9 0.7

Educational services

69 35 54 2.0 1.0 1.6

Health care and social assistance

119 175 109 0.6 0.9 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

358 261 309 2.1 1.5 1.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

126 40 106 4.7 1.4 3.9

Accommodation and food services

232 221 203 1.6 1.5 1.4

Other services

107 51 107 1.8 0.8 1.8

Government

217 112 181 1.0 0.5 0.8

Federal

8 6 13 0.3 0.2 0.4

State and local

209 105 169 1.1 0.6 0.9

State and local education

74 71 57 0.8 0.8 0.6

State and local, excluding education

135 35 112 1.4 0.4 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

424 295 396 1.5 1.1 1.4

South

758 635 753 1.4 1.2 1.4

Midwest

424 370 398 1.3 1.1 1.2

West

425 446 432 1.2 1.3 1.2

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

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Last Modified Date: October 09, 2019