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)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

1,648 2,001 1,874 1.1 1.4 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,490 1,817 1,711 1.2 1.4 1.4

Mining and logging

8 13 6 1.2 1.8 0.9

Construction

147 179 192 2.1 2.5 2.7

Manufacturing

114 110 118 0.9 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

65 76 63 0.8 1.0 0.8

Nondurable goods

48 34 55 1.0 0.7 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

240 298 232 0.9 1.1 0.9

Wholesale trade

32 64 34 0.5 1.1 0.6

Retail trade

164 163 145 1.0 1.0 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

43 71 53 0.8 1.3 0.9

Information

20 27 27 0.7 1.0 1.0

Financial activities

48 73 44 0.6 0.9 0.5

Finance and insurance

27 38 19 0.4 0.6 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

22 36 25 1.0 1.6 1.1

Professional and business services

344 382 360 1.7 1.8 1.7

Education and health services

124 225 172 0.5 1.0 0.7

Educational services

15 32 24 0.4 1.0 0.7

Health care and social assistance

109 193 147 0.6 1.0 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

342 399 475 2.2 2.4 3.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

141 131 211 6.2 5.1 9.1

Accommodation and food services

201 269 264 1.5 1.9 1.9

Other services

103 108 84 1.8 1.9 1.5

Government

158 184 164 0.7 0.9 0.7

Federal

13 13 12 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local

145 171 152 0.7 0.9 0.8

State and local education

32 53 26 0.3 0.6 0.3

State and local, excluding education

113 118 126 1.2 1.3 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

378 439 455 1.4 1.6 1.7

South

551 737 647 1.0 1.4 1.2

Midwest

348 452 355 1.1 1.4 1.1

West

370 372 419 1.1 1.1 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.
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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2017