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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)
Nov.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

1,574 1,801 1,612 1.1 1.3 1.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,501 1,692 1,536 1.3 1.4 1.3

Mining and logging

15 18 12 1.6 2.3 1.5

Construction

228 208 219 3.6 3.1 3.3

Manufacturing

98 116 106 0.8 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

60 62 67 0.8 0.8 0.9

Nondurable goods

38 54 39 0.8 1.2 0.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

280 247 258 1.0 0.9 0.9

Wholesale trade

54 46 43 0.9 0.8 0.7

Retail trade

177 151 153 1.1 1.0 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

49 50 62 0.9 0.9 1.2

Information

20 23 28 0.7 0.8 1.0

Financial activities

47 46 54 0.6 0.6 0.7

Finance and insurance

28 29 26 0.5 0.5 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

18 18 28 0.9 0.8 1.3

Professional and business services

400 427 416 2.1 2.1 2.1

Education and health services

100 128 109 0.5 0.6 0.5

Educational services

12 22 14 0.3 0.6 0.4

Health care and social assistance

88 105 95 0.5 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

245 400 286 1.7 2.6 1.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

102 132 95 5.2 6.1 4.7

Accommodation and food services

143 268 191 1.1 2.0 1.5

Other services

68 79 47 1.2 1.4 0.8

Government

73 109 77 0.3 0.5 0.3

Federal

11 12 9 0.4 0.5 0.3

State and local

62 97 68 0.3 0.5 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

237 308 332 0.9 1.1 1.2

South

532 692 519 1.0 1.3 1.0

Midwest

460 382 371 1.4 1.2 1.1

West

345 419 390 1.1 1.3 1.2

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: January 12, 2016
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