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Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Layoffs and discharges levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

1,262 1,490 1,329 1,445 1,418 1,468 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,183 1,405 1,247 1,372 1,344 1,378 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Mining and logging

4 5 5 5 6 6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9

Construction

133 120 173 151 141 153 1.8 1.6 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.0

Manufacturing

90 97 92 97 103 105 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

49 51 46 47 57 58 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

41 46 46 50 47 46 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

192 301 253 260 241 273 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

Wholesale trade

20 42 24 39 44 50 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.8

Retail trade

102 174 149 131 100 131 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

70 85 80 90 97 92 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.3

Information

38 38 31 45 41 38 1.3 1.3 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.2

Financial activities

44 58 52 59 83 34 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.4

Finance and insurance

24 35 37 38 63 20 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

19 23 16 21 20 14 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.6

Professional and business services

306 370 293 347 353 373 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.7

Education and health services

166 148 161 135 145 165 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.7

Educational services

20 23 30 28 22 32 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8

Health care and social assistance

147 124 131 107 122 132 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

141 205 157 205 174 206 0.9 1.3 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

37 81 63 71 68 57 1.7 3.5 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.4

Accommodation and food services

104 124 94 133 107 149 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.8 1.1

Other services

69 64 30 68 57 25 1.2 1.1 0.5 1.2 1.0 0.4

Government

79 85 82 73 73 90 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

Federal

19 7 9 7 7 11 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4

State and local

60 78 73 66 66 79 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4

State and local education

33 35 36 33 26 35 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

State and local, excluding education

26 43 38 33 40 44 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

156 222 209 236 210 240 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9

South

550 598 499 552 514 525 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9

Midwest

271 301 318 326 326 365 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1

West

286 369 303 331 367 338 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 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.
(p) Preliminary

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2023