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)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

1,718 1,639 1,692 1,513 1,569 1,637 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,599 1,542 1,557 1,402 1,460 1,516 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

12 8 13 8 13 9 1.6 1.1 1.9 1.2 1.9 1.3

Construction

157 146 171 153 169 155 2.4 2.2 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

101 95 110 100 92 96 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

64 64 70 60 56 54 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

37 32 40 40 37 42 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

302 331 276 294 269 302 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

45 40 48 33 35 32 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.5

Retail trade

189 222 175 205 171 195 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

69 68 54 57 63 76 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4

Information

31 30 24 21 20 22 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8

Financial activities

58 47 51 52 50 54 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

Finance and insurance

32 24 32 29 22 32 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

26 23 18 23 29 22 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.0

Professional and business services

441 413 358 352 368 365 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8

Education and health services

156 140 179 108 160 157 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.7

Educational services

37 34 26 19 27 23 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.6

Health care and social assistance

119 106 153 89 133 134 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

280 278 317 231 264 270 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 76 125 71 78 66 3.3 3.3 5.5 3.2 3.5 3.0

Accommodation and food services

208 203 192 161 186 204 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.5

Other services

59 54 58 82 54 87 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 0.9 1.5

Government

119 97 134 111 109 121 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5

Federal

11 12 13 12 11 13 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5

State and local

108 85 122 100 99 108 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6

State and local education

62 42 64 49 39 49 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local, excluding education

46 43 58 50 60 59 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

REGION(4)

Northeast

329 337 372 308 299 308 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1

South

647 644 601 537 575 595 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1

Midwest

348 354 356 315 351 338 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0

West

393 304 362 353 344 396 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 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) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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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