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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)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

1,549 2,198 1,377 1.0 1.6 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,502 2,124 1,339 1.2 1.8 1.1

Mining and logging

9 12 11 1.3 1.9 1.9

Construction

153 234 207 2.1 3.3 3.0

Manufacturing

123 96 72 1.0 0.8 0.6

Durable goods

76 55 39 1.0 0.7 0.5

Nondurable goods

47 41 32 1.0 0.9 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

366 773 280 1.3 2.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

51 72 45 0.9 1.3 0.8

Retail trade

246 316 170 1.6 2.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

69 385 64 1.1 6.2 1.1

Information

27 34 19 0.9 1.3 0.7

Financial activities

65 51 47 0.7 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

41 24 35 0.6 0.4 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

25 28 11 1.1 1.3 0.5

Professional and business services

359 406 388 1.7 2.0 1.9

Education and health services

128 182 108 0.5 0.8 0.5

Educational services

12 15 12 0.3 0.4 0.3

Health care and social assistance

116 167 97 0.6 0.8 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

207 256 126 1.3 2.0 1.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

22 52 16 0.9 3.4 1.0

Accommodation and food services

186 204 110 1.3 1.8 1.0

Other services

65 82 81 1.1 1.5 1.5

Government

47 74 37 0.2 0.3 0.2

Federal

7 27 9 0.2 0.9 0.3

State and local

40 47 29 0.2 0.3 0.2

State and local education

18 12 12 0.2 0.1 0.1

State and local, excluding education

22 35 17 0.2 0.4 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

250 406 279 0.9 1.6 1.1

South

557 734 506 1.0 1.4 1.0

Midwest

361 461 290 1.1 1.5 0.9

West

381 597 301 1.1 1.8 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

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Last Modified Date: April 06, 2021