Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)
Apr.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016(p)

Total

1,798 1,672 1,704 1,808 1,768 1,646 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,686 1,549 1,582 1,687 1,650 1,518 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

25 26 21 27 21 19 2.9 3.4 2.8 3.7 2.9 2.7

Construction

161 138 182 202 165 205 2.5 2.1 2.7 3.0 2.5 3.1

Manufacturing

96 104 97 121 116 115 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

58 65 61 83 71 65 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.8

Nondurable goods

38 39 35 38 44 49 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

314 266 312 320 287 292 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

30 39 48 42 44 55 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.9

Retail trade

211 177 194 211 183 182 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

73 50 71 67 59 55 1.4 0.9 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0

Information

21 19 25 21 22 27 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

68 62 57 64 65 51 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6

Finance and insurance

41 38 37 41 42 27 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

27 24 20 23 23 24 1.3 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1

Professional and business services

435 414 442 427 438 357 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 1.8

Education and health services

127 149 152 145 145 140 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

28 22 27 40 36 35 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.0

Health care and social assistance

99 127 126 104 109 104 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

378 298 237 295 295 248 2.5 1.9 1.5 1.9 1.9 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

83 80 91 53 84 52 3.9 3.6 4.1 2.4 3.8 2.3

Accommodation and food services

295 219 146 243 211 195 2.3 1.7 1.1 1.8 1.6 1.5

Other services

62 72 56 66 97 66 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.7 1.2

Government

112 123 122 121 118 128 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

Federal

12 10 15 8 12 12 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4

State and local

99 113 108 113 107 117 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local education

50 61 65 68 73 75 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

50 52 43 45 34 42 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

302 324 299 346 326 369 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.4

South

662 601 576 669 569 563 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.1

Midwest

434 374 407 384 519 346 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.1

West

399 372 422 408 354 367 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.1 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) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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.
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