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)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

1,683 1,721 1,718 1,672 1,704 1,715 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,575 1,593 1,599 1,549 1,582 1,594 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

Mining and logging(3)

27 18 12 26 21 21 3.1 2.2 1.6 3.4 2.8 2.8

Construction

175 177 157 138 182 193 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.7 2.9

Manufacturing

107 102 101 104 97 117 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0

Durable goods

68 61 64 65 61 78 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0

Nondurable goods

38 41 37 39 35 39 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

281 273 302 266 312 295 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

49 46 45 39 48 34 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

165 176 189 177 194 194 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

67 51 69 50 71 67 1.3 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.3 1.2

Information

23 29 31 19 25 18 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.7

Financial activities

42 46 58 62 57 64 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8

Finance and insurance

19 27 32 38 37 40 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 19 26 24 20 24 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1

Professional and business services

429 409 441 414 442 418 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1

Education and health services

135 146 156 149 152 145 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Educational services

25 37 37 22 27 38 0.7 1.1 1.1 0.6 0.8 1.1

Health care and social assistance

109 109 119 127 126 107 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

283 314 280 298 237 254 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

95 109 72 80 91 50 4.5 5.0 3.3 3.6 4.1 2.3

Accommodation and food services

188 205 208 219 146 204 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.1 1.5

Other services

75 79 59 72 56 69 1.3 1.4 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.2

Government

108 129 119 123 122 120 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5

Federal

12 11 11 10 15 9 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3

State and local

96 118 108 113 108 112 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local education

50 61 62 61 65 67 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

State and local, excluding education

46 57 46 52 43 44 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5

REGION(4)

Northeast

298 285 329 324 299 341 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3

South

674 669 647 601 576 649 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2

Midwest

322 364 348 374 407 329 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.0

West

389 404 393 372 422 396 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2

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, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(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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