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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)(2) Rates(3)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

1,701 1,701 1,656 1,657 1,726 1,580 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

1,615 1,615 1,578 1,558 1,657 1,511 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3

Construction

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Manufacturing

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Durable goods

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Nondurable goods

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Retail trade

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Professional and business services

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Education and health services(6)

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Health care and social assistance

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Leisure and hospitality

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Accommodation and food services

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Government(7)

86 86 78 99 70 69 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3

State and local

- - - - - - - - - - - -

REGION(8)

Northeast

338 309 312 279 321 289 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1

South

549 624 540 599 634 602 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2

Midwest

426 354 317 351 358 342 1.4 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1

West

388 414 487 429 413 348 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.1

Footnotes
(1) Layoffs and discharges are the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The layoffs and discharges rate is the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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

- Data not available.

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Last Modified Date: October 07, 2014
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