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)
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

1,834 1,593 1,660 1,624 1,659 1,584 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,713 1,482 1,539 1,525 1,555 1,475 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging(3)

28 11 8 6 16 13 3.9 1.7 1.2 0.9 2.4 1.9

Construction

226 180 153 214 177 146 3.4 2.7 2.3 3.2 2.6 2.1

Manufacturing

119 94 99 100 103 86 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

Durable goods

80 56 57 57 55 45 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Nondurable goods

38 38 42 43 48 41 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

307 268 293 247 289 303 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1

Wholesale trade(3)

42 35 32 36 39 41 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

Retail trade

194 167 188 142 155 212 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

71 66 73 69 94 50 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.7 0.9

Information

21 20 27 23 27 25 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9

Financial activities

61 54 53 61 50 66 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8

Finance and insurance

40 22 32 29 30 45 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 32 21 32 19 21 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.5 0.9 1.0

Professional and business services

420 377 384 401 383 363 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8

Education and health services

155 162 183 142 132 130 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6

Educational services

48 26 26 28 31 16 1.4 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.4

Health care and social assistance

106 136 157 114 102 114 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

312 268 259 256 296 269 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.9 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

54 84 66 81 60 64 2.4 3.7 2.9 3.6 2.7 2.8

Accommodation and food services

259 184 194 175 235 205 1.9 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.5

Other services

65 47 79 75 83 74 1.1 0.8 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3

Government

122 111 121 99 104 109 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

Federal

13 11 13 13 13 10 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local

108 100 108 86 91 99 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local education

64 39 50 40 51 63 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6

State and local, excluding education

44 61 57 46 39 37 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4

REGION(4)

Northeast

350 299 307 310 340 350 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3

South

700 576 608 566 573 576 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1

Midwest

388 362 355 387 383 292 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 0.9

West

396 357 390 361 362 366 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 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) 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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Last Modified Date: April 11, 2017