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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.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)

Total

1,663 1,502 1,503 1.2 1.0 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,467 1,390 1,402 1.2 1.1 1.1

Mining and logging

8 7 2 1.3 1.0 0.3

Construction

146 167 120 2.0 2.2 1.6

Manufacturing

108 118 103 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

66 71 62 0.9 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

42 47 42 0.9 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

266 258 203 1.0 0.9 0.7

Wholesale trade

20 30 29 0.4 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

171 192 122 1.1 1.3 0.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

75 36 53 1.2 0.6 0.8

Information

21 22 17 0.8 0.8 0.6

Financial activities

58 56 45 0.7 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

24 33 26 0.4 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

34 23 19 1.5 1.0 0.8

Professional and business services

316 320 375 1.6 1.5 1.8

Education and health services

146 119 143 0.6 0.5 0.6

Educational services

20 38 15 0.6 1.1 0.4

Health care and social assistance

126 81 129 0.6 0.4 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

335 258 312 2.5 1.6 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

110 79 104 6.3 3.3 4.7

Accommodation and food services

224 179 208 1.9 1.3 1.6

Other services

64 64 81 1.2 1.1 1.4

Government

196 112 101 0.9 0.5 0.5

Federal

61 8 8 1.9 0.3 0.3

State and local

136 104 93 0.7 0.6 0.5

State and local education

47 50 34 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local, excluding education

89 55 59 1.0 0.6 0.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

316 243 278 1.2 0.9 1.0

South

547 568 635 1.0 1.1 1.2

Midwest

379 306 296 1.2 1.0 0.9

West

421 386 294 1.3 1.1 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.
(p) Preliminary

Last Modified Date: November 12, 2021