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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)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

1,659 1,722 1,688 1,894 1,784 1,653 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

1,578 1,603 1,579 1,791 1,679 1,561 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 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)

81 119 110 103 105 92 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local

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

REGION(8)

Northeast

309 335 305 308 295 286 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1

South

560 656 662 690 682 586 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.1

Midwest

330 370 340 479 432 397 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.2

West

460 361 381 418 374 384 1.5 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2

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: July 07, 2015
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