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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)
May
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

1,661 1,610 1,470 1.2 1.2 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,548 1,562 1,368 1.4 1.3 1.2

Mining and logging

7 9 14 0.9 1.0 1.6

Construction

166 121 125 2.8 2.1 2.1

Manufacturing

102 94 82 0.8 0.8 0.7

Durable goods

68 63 47 0.9 0.8 0.6

Nondurable goods

34 31 35 0.8 0.7 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

292 305 253 1.1 1.2 1.0

Wholesale trade

45 45 35 0.8 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

198 215 165 1.3 1.4 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

49 45 53 1.0 0.9 1.0

Information

31 26 19 1.1 1.0 0.7

Financial activities

54 65 52 0.7 0.8 0.7

Finance and insurance

31 40 16 0.5 0.7 0.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

23 25 36 1.1 1.2 1.7

Professional and business services

399 476 374 2.2 2.5 2.0

Education and health services

189 174 160 0.9 0.8 0.7

Educational services

40 13 37 1.2 0.4 1.1

Health care and social assistance

149 161 123 0.8 0.9 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

218 257 222 1.5 1.8 1.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 123 51 2.3 6.1 2.3

Accommodation and food services

170 133 171 1.4 1.1 1.3

Other services

90 35 66 1.6 0.6 1.2

Government

113 48 103 0.5 0.2 0.5

Federal

12 9 7 0.4 0.3 0.2

State and local

101 39 96 0.5 0.2 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

269 292 221 1.0 1.1 0.8

South

642 608 563 1.3 1.2 1.1

Midwest

387 310 260 1.3 1.0 0.8

West

363 400 426 1.2 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

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Last Modified Date: July 08, 2014
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