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.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

1,844 1,525 1,822 1.3 1.0 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,727 1,432 1,735 1.4 1.2 1.4

Mining and logging

26 10 8 3.4 1.5 1.2

Construction

190 176 314 2.9 2.6 4.8

Manufacturing

112 105 98 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

67 57 53 0.9 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

45 48 45 1.0 1.1 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

369 268 328 1.3 1.0 1.2

Wholesale trade

39 31 30 0.7 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

250 174 206 1.5 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

80 62 91 1.4 1.1 1.6

Information

18 28 27 0.6 1.0 1.0

Financial activities

60 50 63 0.7 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

40 27 35 0.7 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 23 28 1.0 1.1 1.3

Professional and business services

458 310 441 2.3 1.5 2.1

Education and health services

142 145 134 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

18 11 24 0.5 0.3 0.7

Health care and social assistance

125 134 110 0.7 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

294 264 248 2.0 1.7 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

65 88 73 3.2 4.2 3.6

Accommodation and food services

230 176 175 1.8 1.3 1.3

Other services

58 76 73 1.0 1.3 1.3

Government

116 93 87 0.5 0.4 0.4

Federal

7 14 12 0.3 0.5 0.4

State and local

109 79 74 0.6 0.4 0.4

State and local education

62 17 36 0.6 0.2 0.3

State and local, excluding education

47 62 38 0.5 0.7 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

396 301 400 1.5 1.1 1.5

South

609 495 557 1.2 0.9 1.0

Midwest

470 368 483 1.5 1.1 1.5

West

368 361 382 1.1 1.1 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.
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Last Modified Date: February 07, 2017