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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)
June
2014
May
2015
June
2015(p)
June
2014
May
2015
June
2015(p)

Total

1,640 1,584 1,709 1.2 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,489 1,458 1,551 1.3 1.2 1.3

Mining and logging

7 15 9 0.8 1.8 1.0

Construction

104 117 173 1.6 1.8 2.6

Manufacturing

105 78 100 0.9 0.6 0.8

Durable goods

58 47 60 0.8 0.6 0.8

Nondurable goods

47 31 40 1.0 0.7 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

280 283 323 1.1 1.1 1.2

Wholesale trade

56 26 77 1.0 0.4 1.3

Retail trade

173 188 188 1.1 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

52 69 57 1.0 1.3 1.1

Information

22 23 28 0.8 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

51 46 57 0.6 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

30 29 30 0.5 0.5 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

21 17 27 1.0 0.8 1.3

Professional and business services

399 388 355 2.1 2.0 1.8

Education and health services

212 164 200 1.0 0.7 0.9

Educational services

69 41 97 2.1 1.2 3.0

Health care and social assistance

143 123 103 0.8 0.7 0.6

Leisure and hospitality

245 280 212 1.6 1.8 1.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

34 44 38 1.4 2.0 1.6

Accommodation and food services

211 235 174 1.6 1.8 1.3

Other services

66 65 93 1.2 1.1 1.6

Government

151 126 158 0.7 0.6 0.7

Federal

10 11 9 0.4 0.4 0.3

State and local

141 115 149 0.7 0.6 0.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

294 226 253 1.1 0.9 1.0

South

615 649 600 1.2 1.3 1.2

Midwest

319 345 410 1.0 1.1 1.3

West

412 365 446 1.3 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: August 12, 2015
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