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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
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

1,783 1,703 1,596 1,638 1,701 1,575 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

1,683 1,596 1,506 1,532 1,615 1,491 1.5 1.4 1.3 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)

101 106 90 106 86 84 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4

State and local

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

REGION(8)

Northeast

334 335 289 275 309 271 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0

South

620 596 564 598 624 546 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1

Midwest

416 376 342 358 354 290 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9

West

414 395 401 406 414 468 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5

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 08, 2014
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