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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)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

1,871 1,720 1,721 1.4 1.2 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,731 1,626 1,617 1.5 1.4 1.4

Mining and logging

8 9 9 0.9 1.0 1.0

Construction

164 219 138 2.7 3.5 2.2

Manufacturing

130 74 98 1.1 0.6 0.8

Durable goods

80 49 53 1.1 0.6 0.7

Nondurable goods

51 25 46 1.1 0.6 1.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

264 339 309 1.0 1.3 1.2

Wholesale trade

34 83 69 0.6 1.4 1.2

Retail trade

166 192 189 1.1 1.2 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

65 64 51 1.3 1.2 1.0

Information

35 29 21 1.3 1.1 0.8

Financial activities

67 46 74 0.8 0.6 0.9

Finance and insurance

39 24 35 0.7 0.4 0.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

28 22 39 1.3 1.0 1.9

Professional and business services

443 392 477 2.4 2.0 2.5

Education and health services

228 179 177 1.1 0.8 0.8

Educational services

76 60 50 2.5 1.9 1.6

Health care and social assistance

152 118 126 0.9 0.7 0.7

Leisure and hospitality

293 237 247 2.0 1.5 1.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 33 100 3.1 1.4 4.3

Accommodation and food services

222 204 146 1.8 1.6 1.1

Other services

98 103 67 1.8 1.8 1.2

Government

140 94 104 0.7 0.5 0.5

Federal

12 5 10 0.4 0.2 0.4

State and local

128 88 94 0.7 0.5 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

388 337 327 1.5 1.3 1.3

South

609 654 660 1.2 1.3 1.3

Midwest

475 309 378 1.5 1.0 1.2

West

399 420 356 1.3 1.3 1.1

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: October 07, 2014
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