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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)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

1,945 2,001 2,138 1.3 1.3 1.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,793 1,808 1,984 1.4 1.4 1.5

Mining and logging

10 9 9 1.4 1.2 1.3

Construction

178 214 225 2.4 2.8 2.9

Manufacturing

110 117 126 0.9 0.9 1.0

Durable goods

63 70 73 0.8 0.9 0.9

Nondurable goods

47 46 53 1.0 1.0 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

300 358 342 1.1 1.3 1.2

Wholesale trade

42 54 67 0.7 0.9 1.1

Retail trade

190 218 206 1.2 1.4 1.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

68 86 70 1.1 1.4 1.1

Information

46 38 34 1.6 1.3 1.2

Financial activities

50 72 54 0.6 0.8 0.6

Finance and insurance

38 43 22 0.6 0.7 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

12 29 32 0.5 1.2 1.4

Professional and business services

397 419 463 1.9 1.9 2.1

Education and health services

146 164 166 0.6 0.7 0.7

Educational services

28 59 29 0.8 1.7 0.8

Health care and social assistance

118 106 137 0.6 0.5 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

467 306 495 2.8 1.8 2.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

153 98 139 6.2 3.6 5.5

Accommodation and food services

314 208 356 2.2 1.4 2.5

Other services

89 111 68 1.5 1.9 1.2

Government

152 193 154 0.7 0.9 0.7

Federal

7 12 11 0.2 0.4 0.4

State and local

145 181 144 0.7 1.0 0.7

State and local education

52 61 35 0.5 0.6 0.3

State and local, excluding education

93 120 109 1.0 1.3 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

427 400 410 1.6 1.4 1.5

South

728 768 816 1.3 1.4 1.5

Midwest

416 408 424 1.3 1.2 1.3

West

374 425 489 1.1 1.2 1.4

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

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Last Modified Date: November 05, 2019