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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)
June
2019
May
2020
June
2020(p)
June
2019
May
2020
June
2020(p)

Total

1,739 1,802 1,858 1.1 1.4 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,600 1,666 1,750 1.2 1.5 1.5

Mining and logging

6 20 13 0.8 3.1 2.1

Construction

182 157 145 2.4 2.2 2.0

Manufacturing

106 115 168 0.8 1.0 1.4

Durable goods

52 82 120 0.6 1.1 1.6

Nondurable goods

54 33 48 1.1 0.7 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

270 370 351 1.0 1.5 1.4

Wholesale trade

55 97 78 0.9 1.7 1.4

Retail trade

151 184 169 1.0 1.3 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

64 89 105 1.0 1.6 1.8

Information

30 25 26 1.0 1.0 1.0

Financial activities

64 50 73 0.7 0.6 0.8

Finance and insurance

29 16 42 0.5 0.2 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

35 34 31 1.5 1.6 1.4

Professional and business services

357 429 369 1.7 2.2 1.9

Education and health services

222 256 200 0.9 1.2 0.9

Educational services

60 57 70 1.7 1.7 2.2

Health care and social assistance

162 199 131 0.8 1.1 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

284 164 333 1.6 1.6 2.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

36 34 63 1.3 2.8 3.6

Accommodation and food services

248 129 271 1.7 1.5 2.5

Other services

79 80 71 1.3 1.6 1.3

Government

139 136 107 0.6 0.6 0.5

Federal

6 20 11 0.2 0.7 0.4

State and local

133 116 96 0.7 0.6 0.5

State and local education

101 71 73 1.0 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

32 44 23 0.3 0.5 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

349 336 400 1.3 1.4 1.6

South

662 695 649 1.2 1.4 1.3

Midwest

360 364 311 1.1 1.3 1.0

West

369 406 497 1.0 1.3 1.5

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: August 10, 2020