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.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)
Feb.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)

Total

1,271 2,298 1,254 0.9 1.6 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,217 2,195 1,204 1.0 1.8 1.0

Mining and logging

12 12 8 1.9 1.7 1.2

Construction

123 225 124 1.9 3.4 1.8

Manufacturing

68 108 98 0.6 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

42 70 52 0.5 0.9 0.7

Nondurable goods

26 38 46 0.6 0.8 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

263 663 262 1.0 2.4 1.0

Wholesale trade

50 49 48 0.9 0.8 0.8

Retail trade

180 372 175 1.2 2.4 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

33 242 39 0.6 4.2 0.7

Information

19 52 18 0.7 1.9 0.6

Financial activities

54 97 42 0.6 1.1 0.5

Finance and insurance

36 64 31 0.6 1.0 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 33 11 0.8 1.5 0.5

Professional and business services

334 472 329 1.7 2.3 1.6

Education and health services

100 199 122 0.4 0.9 0.5

Educational services

8 34 14 0.2 1.0 0.4

Health care and social assistance

92 165 108 0.5 0.8 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

188 298 156 1.2 1.9 1.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

29 54 18 1.4 2.6 0.9

Accommodation and food services

159 244 138 1.2 1.8 1.0

Other services

57 69 45 1.0 1.2 0.8

Government

54 103 50 0.2 0.5 0.2

Federal

10 31 10 0.4 1.1 0.4

State and local

44 72 40 0.2 0.4 0.2

State and local education

25 43 15 0.2 0.4 0.1

State and local, excluding education

20 29 24 0.2 0.3 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

275 430 167 1.0 1.6 0.6

South

463 926 507 0.9 1.7 0.9

Midwest

273 493 268 0.9 1.5 0.8

West

260 449 312 0.8 1.3 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.
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Last Modified Date: April 13, 2018