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)
Oct.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)
Oct.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)

Total

1,721 1,622 1,639 1,692 1,513 1,518 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,593 1,529 1,542 1,557 1,402 1,417 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

18 11 8 13 8 10 2.2 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.2 1.4

Construction

177 168 146 171 153 168 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.6 2.3 2.5

Manufacturing

102 106 95 110 100 94 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

61 70 64 70 60 55 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

41 36 32 40 40 39 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

273 311 331 276 294 267 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade(3)

46 37 40 48 33 36 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

176 189 222 175 205 170 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

51 85 68 54 57 61 0.9 1.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1

Information

29 24 30 24 21 16 1.0 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.6

Financial activities

46 51 47 51 52 45 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5

Finance and insurance

27 30 24 32 29 22 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

19 20 23 18 23 23 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1

Professional and business services

409 340 413 358 352 340 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7

Education and health services

146 167 140 179 108 161 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7

Educational services

37 37 34 26 19 26 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.7

Health care and social assistance

109 130 106 153 89 135 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

314 281 278 317 231 264 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.5 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

109 95 76 125 71 78 5.0 4.2 3.3 5.5 3.2 3.5

Accommodation and food services

205 186 203 192 161 186 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4

Other services

79 71 54 58 82 52 1.4 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.4 0.9

Government

129 93 97 134 111 100 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5

Federal

11 11 12 13 12 11 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

State and local

118 83 85 122 100 90 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5

State and local education

61 42 42 64 49 31 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.3

State and local, excluding education

57 41 43 58 50 58 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

285 328 337 372 308 288 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.1

South

669 539 644 601 537 534 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.0

Midwest

364 383 354 356 315 354 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1

West

404 372 304 362 353 341 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0

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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