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)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)

Total

1,850 1,635 1,817 1.3 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,756 1,557 1,693 1.4 1.2 1.3

Mining and logging

6 13 16 0.9 1.7 2.1

Construction

308 211 224 4.6 3.0 3.2

Manufacturing

104 106 106 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

56 51 55 0.7 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

49 55 51 1.1 1.2 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

324 270 384 1.2 1.0 1.4

Wholesale trade

36 31 33 0.6 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

200 184 225 1.2 1.1 1.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

89 55 126 1.5 1.0 2.1

Information

21 20 28 0.8 0.7 1.0

Financial activities

61 37 38 0.7 0.4 0.5

Finance and insurance

33 22 25 0.5 0.3 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 15 14 1.3 0.7 0.6

Professional and business services

484 365 426 2.4 1.7 2.0

Education and health services

132 130 131 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

22 14 28 0.6 0.4 0.8

Health care and social assistance

109 116 102 0.6 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

251 328 254 1.6 2.1 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

76 115 60 3.7 5.4 2.8

Accommodation and food services

175 212 194 1.3 1.6 1.4

Other services

65 78 86 1.2 1.3 1.5

Government

94 78 123 0.4 0.3 0.5

Federal

13 14 10 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local

81 64 114 0.4 0.3 0.6

State and local education

40 17 64 0.4 0.2 0.6

State and local, excluding education

41 47 49 0.5 0.5 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

384 310 362 1.4 1.1 1.3

South

591 631 627 1.1 1.2 1.2

Midwest

491 362 483 1.5 1.1 1.5

West

385 332 345 1.2 1.0 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: February 06, 2018