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.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

1,427 2,133 1,217 1.0 1.5 0.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,370 2,029 1,168 1.1 1.7 1.0

Mining and logging

28 16 13 4.0 2.5 1.9

Construction

193 239 119 3.1 3.7 1.8

Manufacturing

113 116 74 0.9 0.9 0.6

Durable goods

82 63 42 1.1 0.8 0.5

Nondurable goods

31 52 33 0.7 1.1 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

258 585 259 1.0 2.1 1.0

Wholesale trade

42 39 41 0.7 0.7 0.7

Retail trade

169 289 188 1.1 1.8 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

47 257 30 0.9 4.6 0.5

Information

16 44 19 0.6 1.6 0.7

Financial activities

44 68 51 0.5 0.8 0.6

Finance and insurance

28 38 35 0.5 0.6 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

16 30 16 0.8 1.4 0.8

Professional and business services

367 446 313 1.9 2.2 1.5

Education and health services

101 131 91 0.4 0.6 0.4

Educational services

21 26 6 0.6 0.7 0.2

Health care and social assistance

80 105 85 0.4 0.5 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

202 307 173 1.4 2.0 1.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

25 47 28 1.3 2.4 1.4

Accommodation and food services

176 260 146 1.4 2.0 1.1

Other services

49 78 57 0.9 1.4 1.0

Government

57 104 49 0.3 0.5 0.2

Federal

9 34 6 0.3 1.2 0.2

State and local

48 70 43 0.2 0.4 0.2

State and local education

24 39 25 0.2 0.4 0.2

State and local, excluding education

23 31 18 0.3 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

241 432 249 0.9 1.6 0.9

South

566 721 459 1.1 1.4 0.9

Midwest

313 534 230 1.0 1.7 0.7

West

307 446 280 0.9 1.4 0.8

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 11, 2017