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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)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

1,772 1,672 1,973 1.2 1.2 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,697 1,457 1,810 1.3 1.2 1.5

Mining and logging

14 10 5 1.9 1.6 0.9

Construction

272 214 234 3.6 2.8 3.2

Manufacturing

97 124 102 0.8 1.0 0.8

Durable goods

59 72 57 0.7 1.0 0.8

Nondurable goods

38 51 45 0.8 1.1 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

302 284 293 1.1 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade

46 33 50 0.8 0.6 0.9

Retail trade

189 168 171 1.2 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

67 83 72 1.1 1.4 1.1

Information

27 18 22 0.9 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

38 44 39 0.4 0.5 0.4

Finance and insurance

17 16 27 0.3 0.2 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 28 12 0.9 1.3 0.5

Professional and business services

432 326 390 2.0 1.6 1.9

Education and health services

131 125 172 0.5 0.5 0.7

Educational services

16 19 23 0.4 0.5 0.6

Health care and social assistance

115 106 148 0.6 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

343 270 487 2.1 2.0 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

125 101 85 5.4 5.9 5.1

Accommodation and food services

218 170 401 1.5 1.5 3.5

Other services

40 41 66 0.7 0.7 1.2

Government

75 215 163 0.3 1.0 0.7

Federal

13 153 100 0.5 5.1 3.4

State and local

62 62 63 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local education

17 25 11 0.2 0.2 0.1

State and local, excluding education

44 38 52 0.5 0.4 0.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

380 358 324 1.4 1.4 1.2

South

535 536 542 1.0 1.0 1.0

Midwest

439 415 548 1.3 1.3 1.7

West

419 363 558 1.2 1.1 1.7

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: January 12, 2021