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)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

1,624 1,560 1,563 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,492 1,492 1,433 1.2 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging

15 20 11 1.8 2.9 1.6

Construction

122 176 139 1.9 2.7 2.1

Manufacturing

77 102 98 0.6 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

47 58 71 0.6 0.8 0.9

Nondurable goods

30 43 27 0.7 1.0 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

284 247 284 1.1 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

26 49 62 0.4 0.8 1.0

Retail trade

187 158 162 1.2 1.0 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

71 40 60 1.3 0.7 1.1

Information

23 30 26 0.8 1.1 0.9

Financial activities

47 60 45 0.6 0.7 0.5

Finance and insurance

29 32 31 0.5 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

18 28 14 0.9 1.3 0.7

Professional and business services

420 428 355 2.1 2.1 1.8

Education and health services

166 128 169 0.8 0.6 0.7

Educational services

44 27 43 1.2 0.7 1.2

Health care and social assistance

122 101 126 0.7 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

278 243 231 1.8 1.6 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

45 79 59 2.0 3.6 2.6

Accommodation and food services

233 165 172 1.8 1.2 1.3

Other services

60 58 74 1.1 1.0 1.3

Government

132 67 131 0.6 0.3 0.6

Federal

11 10 8 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local

120 57 122 0.6 0.3 0.6

State and local education

93 29 93 0.9 0.3 0.9

State and local, excluding education

27 28 29 0.3 0.3 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

231 341 234 0.9 1.3 0.9

South

645 525 636 1.2 1.0 1.2

Midwest

344 312 310 1.1 1.0 1.0

West

405 382 383 1.3 1.2 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) 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: July 12, 2016