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)
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)
Sept.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018(p)

Total

2,003 2,041 1,843 1.4 1.4 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,839 1,826 1,696 1.5 1.4 1.3

Mining and logging

5 13 10 0.8 1.7 1.3

Construction

209 160 174 2.9 2.1 2.3

Manufacturing

122 128 106 1.0 1.0 0.8

Durable goods

63 75 65 0.8 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

59 53 42 1.2 1.1 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

224 359 312 0.8 1.3 1.1

Wholesale trade

30 38 40 0.5 0.6 0.7

Retail trade

143 241 203 0.9 1.5 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

51 80 69 0.9 1.4 1.2

Information

34 25 33 1.2 0.9 1.2

Financial activities

41 69 50 0.5 0.8 0.6

Finance and insurance

17 52 37 0.3 0.8 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

24 17 13 1.1 0.7 0.6

Professional and business services

405 455 413 2.0 2.1 1.9

Education and health services

151 183 147 0.7 0.8 0.6

Educational services

26 69 29 0.7 2.0 0.8

Health care and social assistance

125 114 118 0.6 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

556 333 398 3.4 1.9 2.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

251 119 146 10.6 4.5 6.1

Accommodation and food services

305 213 252 2.2 1.5 1.8

Other services

91 102 52 1.6 1.7 0.9

Government

165 215 147 0.7 1.0 0.7

Federal

13 8 7 0.5 0.3 0.3

State and local

152 207 140 0.8 1.1 0.7

State and local education

26 82 46 0.3 0.9 0.4

State and local, excluding education

125 125 94 1.4 1.3 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

497 419 362 1.8 1.5 1.3

South

701 807 770 1.3 1.5 1.4

Midwest

373 379 378 1.1 1.1 1.1

West

432 436 332 1.3 1.3 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: November 06, 2018