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)
Apr.
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)
Apr.
2018
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)

Total

1,622 1,388 1,591 1.1 0.9 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,572 1,345 1,535 1.3 1.1 1.2

Mining and logging

15 14 18 2.0 1.9 2.5

Construction

132 160 175 1.8 2.2 2.4

Manufacturing

114 110 106 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

63 73 60 0.8 0.9 0.7

Nondurable goods

51 38 46 1.1 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

297 253 301 1.1 0.9 1.1

Wholesale trade

41 30 36 0.7 0.5 0.6

Retail trade

204 166 218 1.3 1.1 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

52 56 46 0.9 0.9 0.8

Information

45 19 27 1.6 0.7 1.0

Financial activities

78 30 58 0.9 0.3 0.7

Finance and insurance

56 23 30 0.9 0.4 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

22 7 28 1.0 0.3 1.2

Professional and business services

362 385 443 1.7 1.8 2.1

Education and health services

152 137 152 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

20 19 21 0.5 0.5 0.5

Health care and social assistance

132 118 132 0.7 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

301 196 236 1.9 1.2 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

125 32 67 5.4 1.4 2.8

Accommodation and food services

176 164 168 1.3 1.2 1.2

Other services

76 41 18 1.3 0.7 0.3

Government

50 43 56 0.2 0.2 0.2

Federal

4 6 4 0.2 0.2 0.2

State and local

45 37 52 0.2 0.2 0.3

State and local education

24 14 25 0.2 0.1 0.2

State and local, excluding education

21 23 27 0.2 0.3 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

267 216 259 1.0 0.8 0.9

South

651 635 657 1.2 1.2 1.2

Midwest

321 266 315 1.0 0.8 1.0

West

383 271 360 1.1 0.8 1.0

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: June 10, 2019