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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)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

1,854 1,862 1,730 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,783 1,743 1,657 1.4 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging

11 12 12 1.5 1.6 1.7

Construction

228 282 270 3.1 3.7 3.5

Manufacturing

117 112 97 0.9 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

59 63 65 0.7 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

58 49 31 1.2 1.0 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

352 317 286 1.2 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade

50 66 45 0.9 1.1 0.8

Retail trade

224 176 174 1.4 1.1 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

78 75 67 1.3 1.2 1.1

Information

23 36 24 0.8 1.3 0.8

Financial activities

55 43 39 0.6 0.5 0.4

Finance and insurance

35 18 16 0.6 0.3 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 25 23 0.9 1.1 1.0

Professional and business services

427 395 431 2.0 1.8 2.0

Education and health services

118 150 133 0.5 0.6 0.5

Educational services

21 15 15 0.5 0.4 0.4

Health care and social assistance

96 135 118 0.5 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

366 360 332 2.3 2.1 2.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

131 135 126 5.8 5.5 5.4

Accommodation and food services

234 226 206 1.7 1.6 1.4

Other services

86 36 34 1.5 0.6 0.6

Government

72 118 74 0.3 0.5 0.3

Federal

6 26 13 0.2 0.9 0.5

State and local

66 92 60 0.3 0.5 0.3

State and local education

26 29 18 0.2 0.3 0.2

State and local, excluding education

39 63 43 0.4 0.7 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

315 370 371 1.1 1.3 1.3

South

665 631 510 1.2 1.1 0.9

Midwest

499 377 442 1.5 1.1 1.3

West

375 483 408 1.1 1.4 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: January 17, 2020