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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)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

2,194 1,976 2,116 1.6 1.4 1.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,107 1,882 2,016 1.9 1.6 1.7

Mining and logging

14 20 26 1.6 2.2 2.9

Construction

175 323 246 3.1 5.2 4.2

Manufacturing

119 101 112 1.0 0.8 0.9

Durable goods

77 59 58 1.0 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

41 42 54 0.9 0.9 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

655 451 665 2.5 1.6 2.5

Wholesale trade

52 47 58 0.9 0.8 1.0

Retail trade

398 317 409 2.6 2.0 2.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

205 87 198 4.0 1.6 3.8

Information

31 28 35 1.1 1.0 1.3

Financial activities

97 60 70 1.2 0.7 0.9

Finance and insurance

68 48 36 1.2 0.8 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

29 12 34 1.4 0.6 1.7

Professional and business services

437 462 416 2.4 2.4 2.2

Education and health services

225 147 131 1.1 0.7 0.6

Educational services

39 23 23 1.2 0.6 0.7

Health care and social assistance

186 124 108 1.0 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

294 240 249 2.1 1.6 1.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

62 60 69 3.3 3.1 3.6

Accommodation and food services

232 180 179 1.9 1.4 1.4

Other services

62 50 67 1.1 0.9 1.2

Government

87 93 100 0.4 0.4 0.5

Federal

26 7 34 0.9 0.2 1.3

State and local

62 86 65 0.3 0.4 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

425 439 412 1.7 1.7 1.6

South

769 649 797 1.6 1.3 1.6

Midwest

490 459 473 1.6 1.4 1.5

West

510 429 434 1.7 1.3 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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 10, 2015
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