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)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

1,543 1,406 1,330 1.1 1.0 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,482 1,352 1,275 1.3 1.1 1.1

Mining and logging

31 27 21 3.7 3.7 3.0

Construction

160 173 128 2.6 2.8 2.0

Manufacturing

89 113 100 0.7 0.9 0.8

Durable goods

55 83 63 0.7 1.1 0.8

Nondurable goods

35 30 37 0.8 0.7 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

301 266 227 1.1 1.0 0.8

Wholesale trade

64 42 44 1.1 0.7 0.8

Retail trade

169 181 133 1.1 1.2 0.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

68 43 49 1.3 0.8 0.9

Information

23 17 21 0.8 0.6 0.8

Financial activities

54 46 62 0.7 0.6 0.8

Finance and insurance

38 29 46 0.6 0.5 0.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

16 17 15 0.8 0.8 0.7

Professional and business services

432 378 331 2.2 1.9 1.7

Education and health services

117 95 109 0.5 0.4 0.5

Educational services

14 17 14 0.4 0.5 0.4

Health care and social assistance

103 79 95 0.6 0.4 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

213 188 210 1.5 1.3 1.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 25 71 3.8 1.3 3.4

Accommodation and food services

138 163 139 1.1 1.3 1.1

Other services

60 49 66 1.1 0.9 1.2

Government

61 53 56 0.3 0.2 0.2

Federal

12 4 5 0.5 0.2 0.2

State and local

49 49 51 0.2 0.2 0.3

State and local education

24 25 29 0.2 0.2 0.3

State and local, excluding education

25 24 21 0.3 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

210 243 251 0.8 0.9 0.9

South

600 540 461 1.2 1.0 0.9

Midwest

360 299 337 1.1 0.9 1.1

West

372 324 281 1.2 1.0 0.9

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: May 10, 2016