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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)
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Total

1,268 2,199 1,200 0.9 1.6 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,227 2,099 1,148 1.1 1.8 1.0

Mining and logging

10 30 23 1.2 3.4 2.6

Construction

121 252 132 2.2 4.3 2.2

Manufacturing

75 110 78 0.6 0.9 0.6

Durable goods

48 59 48 0.6 0.8 0.6

Nondurable goods

27 51 30 0.6 1.1 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

262 677 223 1.0 2.5 0.8

Wholesale trade

36 57 49 0.6 1.0 0.8

Retail trade

180 424 134 1.2 2.7 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

46 195 41 0.9 3.7 0.8

Information

20 36 17 0.7 1.3 0.6

Financial activities

40 81 33 0.5 1.0 0.4

Finance and insurance

21 37 13 0.3 0.6 0.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 44 20 1.0 2.2 1.0

Professional and business services

358 456 339 1.9 2.4 1.8

Education and health services

112 129 97 0.5 0.6 0.4

Educational services

13 25 11 0.4 0.8 0.3

Health care and social assistance

99 104 86 0.6 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

169 258 148 1.2 1.8 1.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

42 74 34 2.3 3.9 1.8

Accommodation and food services

127 184 114 1.1 1.5 0.9

Other services

59 70 59 1.1 1.3 1.1

Government

41 100 53 0.2 0.5 0.2

Federal

6 31 8 0.2 1.1 0.3

State and local

35 70 44 0.2 0.4 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

175 411 191 0.7 1.6 0.7

South

456 834 460 0.9 1.7 0.9

Midwest

308 498 262 1.0 1.6 0.8

West

329 455 287 1.1 1.5 0.9

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: April 07, 2015
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