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)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)
Sept.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016(p)

Total

2,056 1,891 1,610 1.4 1.3 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,911 1,689 1,462 1.6 1.4 1.2

Mining and logging

15 13 8 1.9 1.9 1.1

Construction

172 164 151 2.6 2.4 2.2

Manufacturing

122 127 108 1.0 1.0 0.9

Durable goods

74 85 67 1.0 1.1 0.9

Nondurable goods

48 42 42 1.0 0.9 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

248 248 231 0.9 0.9 0.8

Wholesale trade

25 48 34 0.4 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

162 158 150 1.0 1.0 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

61 42 47 1.1 0.8 0.9

Information

25 22 14 0.9 0.8 0.5

Financial activities

64 63 51 0.8 0.7 0.6

Finance and insurance

35 42 29 0.6 0.7 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

29 21 22 1.4 0.9 1.0

Professional and business services

487 362 350 2.5 1.8 1.7

Education and health services

166 213 120 0.8 0.9 0.5

Educational services

23 41 21 0.7 1.3 0.6

Health care and social assistance

143 171 99 0.8 0.9 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

474 392 327 3.1 2.4 2.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

177 152 137 7.9 6.0 6.0

Accommodation and food services

297 241 190 2.3 1.8 1.4

Other services

138 85 100 2.5 1.5 1.8

Government

145 202 148 0.7 1.0 0.7

Federal

9 11 15 0.3 0.4 0.5

State and local

136 190 133 0.7 1.0 0.7

State and local education

36 80 28 0.4 0.9 0.3

State and local, excluding education

100 110 106 1.1 1.2 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

410 447 371 1.6 1.7 1.4

South

723 685 512 1.4 1.3 1.0

Midwest

426 394 348 1.3 1.2 1.1

West

497 365 378 1.5 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) 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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Last Modified Date: November 08, 2016