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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)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

2,032 1,251 1,195 1.5 0.9 0.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,832 1,211 1,120 1.6 1.0 0.9

Mining and logging

19 6 7 3.1 1.1 1.2

Construction

179 128 138 2.5 1.7 1.8

Manufacturing

145 109 108 1.2 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

87 62 62 1.2 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

58 47 45 1.3 1.0 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

376 206 198 1.5 0.8 0.7

Wholesale trade

103 38 42 1.9 0.7 0.7

Retail trade

168 124 108 1.2 0.8 0.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

104 44 47 1.8 0.7 0.8

Information

36 24 23 1.4 0.9 0.8

Financial activities

55 37 35 0.6 0.4 0.4

Finance and insurance

21 24 15 0.3 0.4 0.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

34 13 19 1.6 0.6 0.9

Professional and business services

470 297 290 2.4 1.4 1.4

Education and health services

288 124 137 1.3 0.5 0.6

Educational services

69 23 24 2.1 0.6 0.7

Health care and social assistance

219 102 113 1.2 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

182 205 129 1.8 1.5 0.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

44 29 23 3.5 1.6 1.1

Accommodation and food services

138 176 105 1.5 1.4 0.8

Other services

82 74 55 1.7 1.3 1.0

Government

200 40 75 0.9 0.2 0.3

Federal

22 6 5 0.8 0.2 0.2

State and local

178 34 69 1.0 0.2 0.4

State and local education

127 18 52 1.3 0.2 0.5

State and local, excluding education

51 17 18 0.6 0.2 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

384 213 212 1.6 0.8 0.8

South

736 457 474 1.5 0.9 0.9

Midwest

429 252 271 1.5 0.8 0.9

West

482 330 238 1.5 1.0 0.7

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

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2021