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
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

1,583 1,653 1,554 1.1 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,476 1,595 1,442 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging

14 25 14 1.5 2.9 1.6

Construction

132 136 131 2.1 2.2 2.0

Manufacturing

77 87 77 0.6 0.7 0.6

Durable goods

44 54 47 0.6 0.7 0.6

Nondurable goods

33 33 29 0.7 0.7 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

275 262 261 1.0 1.0 1.0

Wholesale trade

40 32 31 0.7 0.5 0.5

Retail trade

181 179 160 1.2 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

55 51 70 1.1 1.0 1.3

Information

21 23 24 0.8 0.8 0.9

Financial activities

54 78 45 0.7 1.0 0.6

Finance and insurance

17 52 27 0.3 0.9 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

37 26 17 1.8 1.3 0.8

Professional and business services

411 490 393 2.2 2.5 2.0

Education and health services

164 118 165 0.8 0.5 0.7

Educational services

39 17 39 1.1 0.5 1.1

Health care and social assistance

124 101 126 0.7 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

266 320 261 1.8 2.1 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

61 104 44 2.8 5.0 1.9

Accommodation and food services

204 215 217 1.6 1.7 1.7

Other services

63 56 72 1.1 1.0 1.3

Government

107 59 112 0.5 0.3 0.5

Federal

6 11 10 0.2 0.4 0.4

State and local

100 47 102 0.5 0.2 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

259 263 235 1.0 1.0 0.9

South

591 655 601 1.2 1.3 1.2

Midwest

308 385 364 1.0 1.2 1.1

West

426 350 355 1.4 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: July 07, 2015