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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.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

1,983 1,695 1,565 1.3 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,793 1,611 1,457 1.4 1.4 1.2

Mining and logging

10 13 9 1.3 2.0 1.5

Construction

214 170 194 2.8 2.3 2.6

Manufacturing

119 151 116 0.9 1.2 0.9

Durable goods

73 103 73 0.9 1.4 1.0

Nondurable goods

46 49 43 0.9 1.1 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

352 276 321 1.3 1.1 1.2

Wholesale trade

52 53 61 0.9 1.0 1.1

Retail trade

211 147 182 1.4 1.0 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

88 75 78 1.4 1.3 1.4

Information

37 20 23 1.3 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

74 86 63 0.8 1.0 0.7

Finance and insurance

46 47 30 0.7 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

29 39 33 1.2 1.8 1.5

Professional and business services

391 368 276 1.8 1.8 1.4

Education and health services

163 212 197 0.7 0.9 0.9

Educational services

57 44 36 1.6 1.4 1.1

Health care and social assistance

106 168 161 0.5 0.9 0.8

Leisure and hospitality

317 253 223 1.8 1.9 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

106 51 64 3.9 2.8 3.6

Accommodation and food services

211 203 159 1.5 1.8 1.4

Other services

115 61 36 1.9 1.1 0.7

Government

191 84 108 0.9 0.4 0.5

Federal

12 12 25 0.4 0.4 0.8

State and local

178 72 83 0.9 0.4 0.5

State and local education

57 52 39 0.6 0.6 0.5

State and local, excluding education

121 21 44 1.3 0.2 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

414 266 312 1.5 1.0 1.2

South

752 652 547 1.4 1.3 1.1

Midwest

400 329 345 1.2 1.1 1.1

West

417 448 361 1.2 1.4 1.1

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 07, 2020