Layoffs and discharges edge up to 1.7 million in April 2018

June 11, 2018

In April 2018, the number of layoffs and discharges edged up to 1.7 million. The number of layoffs and discharges increased for total private and was little changed for government.

Layoffs and discharges by industry, April 2008–April 2018
Month Natural resources and mining Federal government Real estate and rental and leasing Finance and insurance Information Wholesale trade Other services Educational services

Apr 2008

10,000 11,000 34,000 57,000 23,000 73,000 57,000 37,000

May 2008

5,000 7,000 39,000 38,000 20,000 55,000 110,000 28,000

Jun 2008

5,000 9,000 32,000 60,000 33,000 76,000 55,000 29,000

Jul 2008

9,000 7,000 44,000 59,000 19,000 54,000 89,000 29,000

Aug 2008

5,000 6,000 43,000 62,000 21,000 77,000 91,000 34,000

Sep 2008

6,000 5,000 39,000 50,000 43,000 64,000 60,000 24,000

Oct 2008

11,000 9,000 35,000 33,000 40,000 98,000 79,000 42,000

Nov 2008

15,000 7,000 37,000 51,000 42,000 79,000 63,000 43,000

Dec 2008

18,000 11,000 39,000 50,000 36,000 127,000 96,000 37,000

Jan 2009

18,000 8,000 54,000 87,000 33,000 134,000 128,000 31,000

Feb 2009

16,000 7,000 63,000 80,000 37,000 87,000 76,000 39,000

Mar 2009

23,000 8,000 56,000 60,000 37,000 83,000 112,000 26,000

Apr 2009

15,000 11,000 46,000 60,000 49,000 93,000 86,000 36,000

May 2009

13,000 65,000 29,000 75,000 29,000 88,000 89,000 37,000

Jun 2009

11,000 62,000 52,000 63,000 30,000 71,000 110,000 31,000

Jul 2009

16,000 9,000 46,000 67,000 30,000 82,000 120,000 54,000

Aug 2009

8,000 6,000 66,000 44,000 23,000 79,000 88,000 48,000

Sep 2009

12,000 6,000 49,000 34,000 18,000 64,000 96,000 35,000

Oct 2009

15,000 8,000 51,000 42,000 25,000 65,000 78,000 33,000

Nov 2009

12,000 19,000 19,000 34,000 27,000 64,000 61,000 24,000

Dec 2009

19,000 10,000 43,000 40,000 38,000 80,000 91,000 26,000

Jan 2010

12,000 6,000 39,000 34,000 30,000 83,000 80,000 25,000

Feb 2010

8,000 11,000 30,000 36,000 23,000 65,000 125,000 24,000

Mar 2010

7,000 13,000 28,000 37,000 23,000 54,000 68,000 29,000

Apr 2010

7,000 20,000 31,000 33,000 19,000 55,000 53,000 25,000

May 2010

8,000 40,000 31,000 44,000 29,000 56,000 71,000 29,000

Jun 2010

4,000 241,000 21,000 29,000 25,000 45,000 70,000 37,000

Jul 2010

6,000 156,000 37,000 33,000 24,000 80,000 59,000 38,000

Aug 2010

6,000 123,000 14,000 35,000 26,000 49,000 89,000 41,000

Sep 2010

7,000 85,000 10,000 46,000 21,000 71,000 51,000 44,000

Oct 2010

7,000 22,000 25,000 52,000 21,000 55,000 76,000 21,000

Nov 2010

9,000 12,000 26,000 41,000 23,000 58,000 77,000 35,000

Dec 2010

14,000 7,000 25,000 43,000 28,000 63,000 46,000 30,000

Jan 2011

11,000 8,000 35,000 37,000 21,000 56,000 77,000 25,000

Feb 2011

4,000 8,000 29,000 32,000 20,000 46,000 91,000 47,000

Mar 2011

3,000 8,000 15,000 29,000 36,000 44,000 67,000 30,000

Apr 2011

8,000 11,000 29,000 12,000 19,000 33,000 97,000 23,000

May 2011

6,000 10,000 12,000 26,000 23,000 60,000 83,000 30,000

Jun 2011

6,000 11,000 30,000 36,000 21,000 59,000 83,000 33,000

Jul 2011

6,000 12,000 21,000 26,000 26,000 48,000 95,000 36,000

Aug 2011

7,000 21,000 24,000 25,000 20,000 36,000 71,000 23,000

Sep 2011

7,000 14,000 26,000 45,000 20,000 48,000 100,000 32,000

Oct 2011

5,000 10,000 28,000 20,000 23,000 46,000 112,000 33,000

Nov 2011

8,000 12,000 24,000 41,000 25,000 47,000 91,000 39,000

Dec 2011

12,000 9,000 19,000 30,000 23,000 69,000 90,000 27,000

Jan 2012

16,000 6,000 16,000 23,000 21,000 81,000 82,000 53,000

Feb 2012

12,000 9,000 23,000 25,000 26,000 36,000 76,000 24,000

Mar 2012

12,000 7,000 31,000 22,000 23,000 54,000 72,000 25,000

Apr 2012

11,000 9,000 22,000 32,000 25,000 54,000 144,000 34,000

May 2012

12,000 9,000 25,000 31,000 22,000 42,000 92,000 40,000

Jun 2012

9,000 11,000 26,000 26,000 18,000 38,000 55,000 36,000

Jul 2012

6,000 10,000 27,000 25,000 17,000 44,000 51,000 31,000

Aug 2012

10,000 16,000 25,000 31,000 33,000 61,000 62,000 23,000

Sep 2012

9,000 15,000 17,000 26,000 18,000 64,000 96,000 24,000

Oct 2012

12,000 16,000 23,000 34,000 19,000 59,000 103,000 49,000

Nov 2012

10,000 14,000 25,000 53,000 20,000 53,000 108,000 27,000

Dec 2012

19,000 16,000 31,000 20,000 18,000 72,000 71,000 40,000

Jan 2013

18,000 5,000 29,000 29,000 20,000 54,000 47,000 27,000

Feb 2013

12,000 23,000 18,000 38,000 21,000 37,000 50,000 42,000

Mar 2013

7,000 18,000 24,000 25,000 13,000 29,000 108,000 32,000

Apr 2013

12,000 16,000 16,000 27,000 26,000 32,000 112,000 31,000

May 2013

8,000 16,000 30,000 33,000 25,000 44,000 91,000 27,000

Jun 2013

7,000 12,000 30,000 22,000 38,000 31,000 87,000 27,000

Jul 2013

11,000 13,000 24,000 38,000 25,000 80,000 77,000 31,000

Aug 2013

9,000 11,000 26,000 32,000 40,000 34,000 62,000 45,000

Sep 2013

11,000 9,000 44,000 56,000 33,000 49,000 62,000 48,000

Oct 2013

17,000 18,000 25,000 37,000 18,000 47,000 56,000 28,000

Nov 2013

9,000 10,000 22,000 38,000 20,000 40,000 58,000 37,000

Dec 2013

19,000 12,000 27,000 35,000 27,000 47,000 76,000 38,000

Jan 2014

13,000 11,000 17,000 45,000 23,000 53,000 65,000 46,000

Feb 2014

11,000 10,000 27,000 26,000 25,000 37,000 74,000 34,000

Mar 2014

13,000 12,000 21,000 42,000 38,000 33,000 50,000 46,000

Apr 2014

8,000 11,000 25,000 35,000 27,000 47,000 42,000 28,000

May 2014

11,000 9,000 47,000 19,000 22,000 42,000 59,000 26,000

Jun 2014

9,000 12,000 22,000 36,000 23,000 58,000 69,000 28,000

Jul 2014

7,000 8,000 21,000 26,000 37,000 81,000 90,000 30,000

Aug 2014

9,000 10,000 38,000 31,000 22,000 71,000 67,000 33,000

Sep 2014

12,000 13,000 16,000 21,000 25,000 46,000 53,000 46,000

Oct 2014

12,000 11,000 9,000 33,000 25,000 54,000 62,000 28,000

Nov 2014

14,000 12,000 20,000 32,000 19,000 49,000 73,000 24,000

Dec 2014

20,000 7,000 14,000 46,000 24,000 48,000 58,000 29,000

Jan 2015

30,000 14,000 26,000 27,000 26,000 61,000 74,000 28,000

Feb 2015

28,000 12,000 23,000 18,000 24,000 49,000 74,000 27,000

Mar 2015

32,000 14,000 22,000 37,000 25,000 65,000 86,000 28,000

Apr 2015

25,000 12,000 28,000 44,000 21,000 32,000 66,000 30,000

May 2015

16,000 19,000 22,000 34,000 24,000 25,000 59,000 31,000

Jun 2015

8,000 12,000 24,000 38,000 28,000 77,000 96,000 39,000

Jul 2015

16,000 15,000 19,000 42,000 25,000 73,000 82,000 22,000

Aug 2015

16,000 11,000 26,000 39,000 25,000 43,000 91,000 39,000

Sep 2015

16,000 11,000 31,000 39,000 25,000 25,000 113,000 33,000

Oct 2015

17,000 15,000 16,000 26,000 29,000 48,000 75,000 42,000

Nov 2015

12,000 14,000 27,000 32,000 32,000 44,000 49,000 36,000

Dec 2015

25,000 15,000 20,000 37,000 19,000 41,000 73,000 20,000

Jan 2016

23,000 15,000 23,000 33,000 26,000 47,000 53,000 33,000

Feb 2016

29,000 13,000 22,000 37,000 21,000 42,000 63,000 56,000

Mar 2016

29,000 13,000 22,000 45,000 23,000 44,000 62,000 40,000

Apr 2016

16,000 13,000 27,000 30,000 29,000 48,000 67,000 39,000

May 2016

12,000 13,000 17,000 33,000 28,000 59,000 73,000 40,000

Jun 2016

12,000 12,000 23,000 30,000 26,000 38,000 66,000 36,000

Jul 2016

8,000 12,000 22,000 23,000 28,000 37,000 58,000 31,000

Aug 2016

11,000 13,000 18,000 33,000 24,000 46,000 68,000 26,000

Sep 2016

8,000 13,000 26,000 32,000 13,000 30,000 79,000 19,000

Oct 2016

13,000 11,000 29,000 21,000 19,000 36,000 44,000 24,000

Nov 2016

6,000 13,000 22,000 32,000 27,000 31,000 81,000 28,000

Dec 2016

8,000 13,000 33,000 30,000 25,000 30,000 74,000 25,000

Jan 2017

16,000 14,000 19,000 30,000 26,000 43,000 84,000 29,000

Feb 2017

12,000 14,000 24,000 48,000 26,000 50,000 74,000 20,000

Mar 2017

9,000 12,000 38,000 28,000 27,000 44,000 94,000 31,000

Apr 2017

8,000 13,000 27,000 20,000 26,000 34,000 108,000 38,000

May 2017

12,000 12,000 25,000 24,000 36,000 41,000 69,000 37,000

Jun 2017

7,000 13,000 20,000 32,000 25,000 39,000 61,000 32,000

Jul 2017

6,000 16,000 30,000 29,000 24,000 43,000 83,000 29,000

Aug 2017

8,000 14,000 29,000 31,000 28,000 43,000 69,000 26,000

Sep 2017

5,000 11,000 26,000 19,000 37,000 30,000 70,000 31,000

Oct 2017

10,000 13,000 22,000 54,000 33,000 34,000 99,000 45,000

Nov 2017

13,000 13,000 17,000 27,000 21,000 31,000 86,000 33,000

Dec 2017

13,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 29,000 30,000 104,000 39,000

Jan 2018

12,000 12,000 21,000 47,000 31,000 49,000 75,000 39,000

Feb 2018

9,000 14,000 15,000 37,000 26,000 41,000 63,000 40,000

Mar 2018

11,000 12,000 19,000 23,000 27,000 32,000 34,000 37,000

Apr 2018

8,000 13,000 20,000 50,000 28,000 41,000 59,000 30,000
Layoffs and discharges by industry, April 2008–April 2018
Month Arts, entertainment, and recreation Nondurable goods manufacturing Durable goods manufacturing Transportation, warehousing, and utilities State and local government Health care and social assistance

Apr 2008

65,000 73,000 106,000 67,000 82,000 104,000

May 2008

96,000 63,000 103,000 57,000 85,000 175,000

Jun 2008

53,000 76,000 119,000 52,000 86,000 128,000

Jul 2008

47,000 50,000 112,000 85,000 75,000 130,000

Aug 2008

64,000 46,000 122,000 81,000 88,000 139,000

Sep 2008

64,000 73,000 124,000 76,000 85,000 125,000

Oct 2008

69,000 81,000 130,000 61,000 95,000 135,000

Nov 2008

54,000 80,000 144,000 75,000 98,000 110,000

Dec 2008

80,000 100,000 204,000 58,000 90,000 154,000

Jan 2009

73,000 97,000 246,000 73,000 135,000 153,000

Feb 2009

67,000 97,000 206,000 110,000 122,000 151,000

Mar 2009

53,000 89,000 218,000 114,000 96,000 146,000

Apr 2009

67,000 77,000 209,000 88,000 108,000 165,000

May 2009

37,000 87,000 184,000 77,000 100,000 98,000

Jun 2009

74,000 77,000 151,000 78,000 106,000 138,000

Jul 2009

87,000 92,000 110,000 79,000 123,000 166,000

Aug 2009

80,000 87,000 93,000 69,000 107,000 159,000

Sep 2009

55,000 78,000 102,000 105,000 144,000 144,000

Oct 2009

81,000 78,000 110,000 65,000 86,000 140,000

Nov 2009

72,000 70,000 103,000 79,000 92,000 147,000

Dec 2009

75,000 64,000 96,000 112,000 112,000 139,000

Jan 2010

53,000 45,000 134,000 41,000 119,000 133,000

Feb 2010

41,000 64,000 85,000 61,000 100,000 158,000

Mar 2010

75,000 67,000 81,000 37,000 103,000 133,000

Apr 2010

60,000 68,000 66,000 48,000 103,000 133,000

May 2010

65,000 40,000 68,000 55,000 108,000 126,000

Jun 2010

102,000 63,000 61,000 66,000 107,000 148,000

Jul 2010

109,000 65,000 76,000 46,000 106,000 181,000

Aug 2010

72,000 65,000 71,000 39,000 114,000 125,000

Sep 2010

63,000 55,000 81,000 45,000 112,000 168,000

Oct 2010

63,000 59,000 81,000 60,000 79,000 118,000

Nov 2010

59,000 65,000 74,000 48,000 131,000 139,000

Dec 2010

59,000 54,000 70,000 72,000 119,000 146,000

Jan 2011

71,000 56,000 64,000 61,000 86,000 116,000

Feb 2011

49,000 55,000 66,000 43,000 94,000 112,000

Mar 2011

72,000 55,000 70,000 46,000 99,000 109,000

Apr 2011

52,000 57,000 53,000 42,000 127,000 102,000

May 2011

90,000 52,000 67,000 32,000 100,000 116,000

Jun 2011

66,000 48,000 65,000 51,000 95,000 167,000

Jul 2011

61,000 45,000 65,000 54,000 107,000 125,000

Aug 2011

77,000 51,000 65,000 55,000 101,000 142,000

Sep 2011

90,000 48,000 62,000 49,000 101,000 105,000

Oct 2011

78,000 36,000 54,000 64,000 84,000 125,000

Nov 2011

106,000 43,000 57,000 51,000 100,000 149,000

Dec 2011

67,000 43,000 60,000 89,000 106,000 124,000

Jan 2012

93,000 46,000 56,000 46,000 82,000 137,000

Feb 2012

96,000 43,000 63,000 52,000 102,000 111,000

Mar 2012

91,000 46,000 55,000 50,000 87,000 119,000

Apr 2012

100,000 46,000 61,000 63,000 109,000 145,000

May 2012

76,000 46,000 64,000 54,000 96,000 137,000

Jun 2012

55,000 45,000 88,000 66,000 91,000 181,000

Jul 2012

63,000 39,000 60,000 54,000 97,000 124,000

Aug 2012

66,000 33,000 66,000 62,000 94,000 133,000

Sep 2012

70,000 32,000 63,000 67,000 74,000 117,000

Oct 2012

70,000 43,000 73,000 53,000 88,000 142,000

Nov 2012

71,000 37,000 65,000 55,000 82,000 117,000

Dec 2012

88,000 32,000 60,000 64,000 70,000 115,000

Jan 2013

62,000 35,000 66,000 54,000 80,000 124,000

Feb 2013

48,000 40,000 65,000 63,000 79,000 152,000

Mar 2013

55,000 29,000 66,000 67,000 93,000 114,000

Apr 2013

84,000 29,000 71,000 60,000 75,000 134,000

May 2013

80,000 37,000 79,000 69,000 86,000 149,000

Jun 2013

69,000 35,000 62,000 46,000 82,000 127,000

Jul 2013

70,000 42,000 61,000 65,000 81,000 124,000

Aug 2013

65,000 47,000 63,000 71,000 78,000 126,000

Sep 2013

100,000 39,000 57,000 58,000 97,000 124,000

Oct 2013

64,000 33,000 54,000 65,000 99,000 116,000

Nov 2013

68,000 36,000 42,000 59,000 77,000 129,000

Dec 2013

67,000 39,000 58,000 60,000 84,000 118,000

Jan 2014

74,000 38,000 71,000 86,000 79,000 177,000

Feb 2014

96,000 32,000 49,000 70,000 78,000 131,000

Mar 2014

81,000 38,000 47,000 67,000 94,000 154,000

Apr 2014

88,000 36,000 72,000 62,000 75,000 167,000

May 2014

89,000 39,000 52,000 64,000 74,000 113,000

Jun 2014

75,000 45,000 58,000 51,000 86,000 130,000

Jul 2014

105,000 29,000 55,000 68,000 71,000 119,000

Aug 2014

98,000 39,000 47,000 57,000 70,000 112,000

Sep 2014

91,000 44,000 59,000 63,000 72,000 140,000

Oct 2014

76,000 46,000 58,000 82,000 77,000 139,000

Nov 2014

94,000 41,000 64,000 67,000 86,000 113,000

Dec 2014

85,000 47,000 60,000 61,000 91,000 130,000

Jan 2015

97,000 41,000 52,000 72,000 90,000 102,000

Feb 2015

101,000 40,000 66,000 67,000 94,000 116,000

Mar 2015

107,000 41,000 63,000 89,000 96,000 110,000

Apr 2015

93,000 35,000 60,000 73,000 95,000 104,000

May 2015

69,000 34,000 53,000 59,000 88,000 115,000

Jun 2015

87,000 41,000 60,000 59,000 97,000 98,000

Jul 2015

47,000 35,000 71,000 65,000 80,000 116,000

Aug 2015

69,000 37,000 71,000 62,000 87,000 99,000

Sep 2015

78,000 38,000 67,000 79,000 102,000 133,000

Oct 2015

96,000 49,000 67,000 63,000 110,000 111,000

Nov 2015

76,000 36,000 69,000 77,000 106,000 119,000

Dec 2015

99,000 34,000 68,000 64,000 113,000 134,000

Jan 2016

92,000 34,000 59,000 70,000 102,000 134,000

Feb 2016

58,000 41,000 85,000 79,000 110,000 109,000

Mar 2016

84,000 40,000 75,000 67,000 96,000 133,000

Apr 2016

69,000 44,000 69,000 54,000 109,000 109,000

May 2016

78,000 40,000 90,000 83,000 105,000 125,000

Jun 2016

85,000 37,000 67,000 83,000 83,000 138,000

Jul 2016

73,000 31,000 60,000 80,000 82,000 117,000

Aug 2016

85,000 40,000 64,000 81,000 121,000 147,000

Sep 2016

66,000 42,000 62,000 56,000 96,000 105,000

Oct 2016

80,000 40,000 57,000 71,000 87,000 134,000

Nov 2016

66,000 44,000 59,000 72,000 103,000 156,000

Dec 2016

94,000 45,000 60,000 67,000 83,000 115,000

Jan 2017

61,000 43,000 56,000 95,000 92,000 101,000

Feb 2017

69,000 34,000 44,000 57,000 105,000 127,000

Mar 2017

59,000 44,000 68,000 68,000 67,000 126,000

Apr 2017

59,000 56,000 55,000 68,000 95,000 131,000

May 2017

85,000 45,000 59,000 69,000 97,000 133,000

Jun 2017

95,000 37,000 62,000 79,000 92,000 122,000

Jul 2017

139,000 47,000 61,000 58,000 106,000 141,000

Aug 2017

101,000 33,000 63,000 77,000 106,000 169,000

Sep 2017

112,000 46,000 58,000 71,000 92,000 123,000

Oct 2017

90,000 43,000 57,000 66,000 104,000 125,000

Nov 2017

96,000 52,000 54,000 72,000 95,000 136,000

Dec 2017

75,000 44,000 56,000 101,000 109,000 111,000

Jan 2018

76,000 40,000 62,000 84,000 94,000 150,000

Feb 2018

87,000 57,000 58,000 73,000 90,000 143,000

Mar 2018

49,000 50,000 60,000 71,000 87,000 106,000

Apr 2018

100,000 44,000 67,000 81,000 89,000 136,000
Layoffs and discharges by industry, April 2008–April 2018
Month Accommodation and food services Construction Retail trade Professional and business services

Apr 2008

166,000 261,000 232,000 386,000

May 2008

175,000 250,000 240,000 299,000

Jun 2008

164,000 279,000 281,000 436,000

Jul 2008

178,000 246,000 271,000 388,000

Aug 2008

215,000 267,000 264,000 451,000

Sep 2008

202,000 281,000 247,000 395,000

Oct 2008

195,000 322,000 281,000 421,000

Nov 2008

204,000 355,000 251,000 483,000

Dec 2008

199,000 316,000 281,000 509,000

Jan 2009

198,000 378,000 233,000 493,000

Feb 2009

215,000 340,000 255,000 533,000

Mar 2009

243,000 358,000 265,000 445,000

Apr 2009

225,000 402,000 334,000 489,000

May 2009

211,000 316,000 237,000 349,000

Jun 2009

193,000 281,000 194,000 395,000

Jul 2009

188,000 351,000 211,000 444,000

Aug 2009

214,000 284,000 204,000 406,000

Sep 2009

204,000 307,000 294,000 379,000

Oct 2009

186,000 307,000 218,000 377,000

Nov 2009

189,000 226,000 195,000 390,000

Dec 2009

192,000 256,000 222,000 376,000

Jan 2010

187,000 276,000 211,000 366,000

Feb 2010

175,000 250,000 166,000 369,000

Mar 2010

164,000 241,000 285,000 384,000

Apr 2010

163,000 283,000 185,000 324,000

May 2010

162,000 284,000 154,000 362,000

Jun 2010

173,000 223,000 216,000 329,000

Jul 2010

171,000 267,000 202,000 424,000

Aug 2010

142,000 236,000 185,000 317,000

Sep 2010

150,000 241,000 175,000 342,000

Oct 2010

172,000 236,000 185,000 312,000

Nov 2010

177,000 251,000 187,000 340,000

Dec 2010

129,000 292,000 166,000 415,000

Jan 2011

163,000 238,000 218,000 365,000

Feb 2011

168,000 251,000 193,000 345,000

Mar 2011

197,000 255,000 188,000 384,000

Apr 2011

161,000 262,000 169,000 419,000

May 2011

180,000 250,000 144,000 408,000

Jun 2011

185,000 300,000 165,000 405,000

Jul 2011

201,000 248,000 181,000 392,000

Aug 2011

163,000 266,000 178,000 387,000

Sep 2011

181,000 246,000 188,000 393,000

Oct 2011

192,000 220,000 155,000 418,000

Nov 2011

201,000 186,000 185,000 391,000

Dec 2011

201,000 205,000 153,000 414,000

Jan 2012

214,000 237,000 175,000 322,000

Feb 2012

181,000 247,000 179,000 474,000

Mar 2012

173,000 195,000 172,000 418,000

Apr 2012

175,000 233,000 172,000 415,000

May 2012

181,000 255,000 203,000 442,000

Jun 2012

170,000 253,000 183,000 463,000

Jul 2012

170,000 256,000 170,000 424,000

Aug 2012

198,000 243,000 226,000 455,000

Sep 2012

176,000 260,000 180,000 437,000

Oct 2012

192,000 186,000 193,000 436,000

Nov 2012

188,000 280,000 140,000 445,000

Dec 2012

151,000 166,000 216,000 345,000

Jan 2013

160,000 184,000 174,000 424,000

Feb 2013

176,000 210,000 179,000 355,000

Mar 2013

201,000 239,000 202,000 379,000

Apr 2013

202,000 190,000 191,000 404,000

May 2013

162,000 188,000 214,000 392,000

Jun 2013

190,000 206,000 182,000 391,000

Jul 2013

183,000 187,000 182,000 358,000

Aug 2013

190,000 171,000 176,000 477,000

Sep 2013

213,000 175,000 183,000 408,000

Oct 2013

148,000 206,000 189,000 341,000

Nov 2013

136,000 193,000 212,000 365,000

Dec 2013

205,000 189,000 226,000 361,000

Jan 2014

207,000 141,000 207,000 371,000

Feb 2014

190,000 144,000 203,000 429,000

Mar 2014

160,000 138,000 200,000 406,000

Apr 2014

174,000 128,000 231,000 417,000

May 2014

210,000 156,000 208,000 402,000

Jun 2014

201,000 144,000 200,000 442,000

Jul 2014

205,000 224,000 201,000 444,000

Aug 2014

126,000 154,000 204,000 486,000

Sep 2014

171,000 142,000 199,000 448,000

Oct 2014

180,000 171,000 223,000 496,000

Nov 2014

155,000 203,000 192,000 425,000

Dec 2014

190,000 206,000 201,000 424,000

Jan 2015

162,000 203,000 222,000 396,000

Feb 2015

177,000 179,000 161,000 429,000

Mar 2015

189,000 198,000 205,000 499,000

Apr 2015

283,000 144,000 219,000 428,000

May 2015

236,000 141,000 209,000 423,000

Jun 2015

186,000 224,000 213,000 396,000

Jul 2015

174,000 144,000 229,000 408,000

Aug 2015

222,000 186,000 212,000 342,000

Sep 2015

224,000 188,000 208,000 467,000

Oct 2015

215,000 181,000 183,000 416,000

Nov 2015

196,000 168,000 182,000 424,000

Dec 2015

226,000 135,000 186,000 454,000

Jan 2016

142,000 190,000 191,000 454,000

Feb 2016

251,000 232,000 185,000 426,000

Mar 2016

207,000 162,000 148,000 456,000

Apr 2016

210,000 214,000 167,000 422,000

May 2016

179,000 200,000 178,000 399,000

Jun 2016

195,000 169,000 182,000 333,000

Jul 2016

214,000 156,000 180,000 389,000

Aug 2016

185,000 162,000 175,000 378,000

Sep 2016

154,000 149,000 209,000 371,000

Oct 2016

192,000 176,000 172,000 403,000

Nov 2016

197,000 156,000 190,000 412,000

Dec 2016

185,000 244,000 151,000 400,000

Jan 2017

212,000 189,000 163,000 385,000

Feb 2017

220,000 146,000 199,000 390,000

Mar 2017

223,000 191,000 190,000 349,000

Apr 2017

202,000 213,000 178,000 356,000

May 2017

156,000 189,000 174,000 426,000

Jun 2017

212,000 196,000 204,000 443,000

Jul 2017

180,000 210,000 166,000 447,000

Aug 2017

217,000 209,000 176,000 407,000

Sep 2017

235,000 209,000 176,000 411,000

Oct 2017

205,000 160,000 174,000 376,000

Nov 2017

221,000 174,000 207,000 387,000

Dec 2017

198,000 127,000 171,000 394,000

Jan 2018

219,000 173,000 196,000 405,000

Feb 2018

183,000 149,000 193,000 344,000

Mar 2018

174,000 180,000 199,000 376,000

Apr 2018

197,000 154,000 223,000 374,000

In April 2018, layoffs and discharges increased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (+51,000) and in finance and insurance (+27,000). The number of layoffs and discharges was little changed in all four regions.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2018". Also see more charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by employers.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Layoffs and discharges edge up to 1.7 million in April 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/layoffs-and-discharges-edge-up-to-1-point-7-million-in-april-2018.htm (visited August 21, 2018).

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