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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)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

1,441 1,420 1,700 1.0 0.9 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,367 1,366 1,616 1.1 1.0 1.2

Mining and logging

6 5 8 1.0 0.8 1.3

Construction

178 182 215 2.4 2.3 2.8

Manufacturing

89 99 101 0.7 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

45 52 55 0.6 0.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

44 47 46 0.9 1.0 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

244 235 365 0.8 0.8 1.2

Wholesale trade

19 45 51 0.3 0.8 0.9

Retail trade

139 96 188 0.9 0.6 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

86 94 126 1.2 1.3 1.7

Information

45 38 48 1.5 1.2 1.6

Financial activities

38 72 29 0.4 0.8 0.3

Finance and insurance

23 58 18 0.3 0.9 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

16 14 11 0.7 0.6 0.5

Professional and business services

387 356 471 1.8 1.6 2.1

Education and health services

147 120 147 0.6 0.5 0.6

Educational services

16 13 28 0.4 0.3 0.7

Health care and social assistance

131 107 118 0.6 0.5 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

145 193 197 1.0 1.2 1.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

49 106 50 2.4 4.7 2.2

Accommodation and food services

96 87 147 0.7 0.6 1.1

Other services

87 66 36 1.6 1.1 0.6

Government

74 55 84 0.3 0.2 0.4

Federal

22 6 14 0.8 0.2 0.5

State and local

52 48 70 0.3 0.2 0.4

State and local education

31 11 34 0.3 0.1 0.3

State and local, excluding education

21 37 36 0.2 0.4 0.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

209 235 307 0.8 0.9 1.1

South

593 468 579 1.1 0.8 1.0

Midwest

331 364 441 1.0 1.1 1.3

West

308 354 373 0.9 1.0 1.0

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