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)
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

1,728 1,665 1,696 1.2 1.1 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,625 1,609 1,587 1.3 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging

16 12 6 2.2 1.6 0.8

Construction

155 213 211 2.1 2.9 2.8

Manufacturing

120 105 108 0.9 0.8 0.8

Durable goods

61 62 59 0.8 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

59 43 49 1.2 0.9 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

237 295 253 0.9 1.1 0.9

Wholesale trade

23 36 37 0.4 0.6 0.6

Retail trade

143 208 162 0.9 1.3 1.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

71 50 54 1.2 0.8 0.9

Information

34 37 31 1.2 1.3 1.1

Financial activities

74 60 42 0.9 0.7 0.5

Finance and insurance

53 33 18 0.8 0.5 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 27 25 0.9 1.2 1.1

Professional and business services

452 472 505 2.2 2.2 2.4

Education and health services

185 146 196 0.8 0.6 0.8

Educational services

62 19 63 1.7 0.5 1.6

Health care and social assistance

123 126 134 0.6 0.6 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

266 232 189 1.6 1.4 1.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 64 64 2.5 2.7 2.5

Accommodation and food services

204 168 125 1.4 1.2 0.9

Other services

88 37 46 1.5 0.6 0.8

Government

103 56 109 0.5 0.2 0.5

Federal

4 4 4 0.1 0.1 0.2

State and local

99 52 105 0.5 0.3 0.5

State and local education

73 26 86 0.7 0.2 0.8

State and local, excluding education

26 26 19 0.3 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

233 279 273 0.8 1.0 1.0

South

712 695 626 1.3 1.3 1.1

Midwest

429 316 301 1.3 1.0 0.9

West

354 375 496 1.0 1.1 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.
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Last Modified Date: July 09, 2019