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.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)
Sept.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)

Total

1,958 1,780 1,804 1.4 1.3 1.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,813 1,669 1,691 1.6 1.4 1.4

Mining and logging

10 10 11 1.2 1.0 1.1

Construction

179 163 127 3.0 2.6 2.0

Manufacturing

109 100 123 0.9 0.8 1.0

Durable goods

68 57 63 0.9 0.7 0.8

Nondurable goods

41 43 60 0.9 0.9 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

234 299 254 0.9 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade

49 72 49 0.9 1.2 0.8

Retail trade

139 178 148 0.9 1.2 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

46 49 56 0.9 1.0 1.1

Information

33 17 23 1.2 0.6 0.9

Financial activities

88 47 35 1.1 0.6 0.4

Finance and insurance

50 30 17 0.9 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

38 17 18 1.9 0.8 0.9

Professional and business services

410 528 489 2.2 2.7 2.5

Education and health services

167 171 178 0.8 0.8 0.8

Educational services

39 49 43 1.2 1.6 1.3

Health care and social assistance

129 123 135 0.7 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

504 258 384 3.5 1.7 2.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

222 102 170 10.6 4.3 7.9

Accommodation and food services

282 156 214 2.3 1.2 1.7

Other services

76 75 68 1.4 1.3 1.2

Government

145 111 113 0.7 0.5 0.5

Federal

14 10 16 0.5 0.4 0.6

State and local

131 101 97 0.7 0.6 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

430 342 382 1.7 1.3 1.5

South

693 716 633 1.4 1.4 1.2

Midwest

381 363 423 1.2 1.2 1.3

West

454 358 366 1.5 1.1 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: November 13, 2014