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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)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

1,323 1,284 1,412 1.0 0.9 1.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,264 1,232 1,354 1.1 1.0 1.1

Mining and logging

13 27 23 1.5 3.0 2.6

Construction

113 147 139 2.0 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

72 95 91 0.6 0.8 0.7

Durable goods

40 65 55 0.5 0.8 0.7

Nondurable goods

32 31 36 0.7 0.7 0.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

245 232 267 0.9 0.9 1.0

Wholesale trade

33 48 61 0.6 0.8 1.0

Retail trade

162 141 143 1.1 0.9 0.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

50 43 62 1.0 0.8 1.2

Information

32 14 23 1.2 0.5 0.8

Financial activities

59 31 57 0.7 0.4 0.7

Finance and insurance

44 15 42 0.7 0.2 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

15 16 14 0.7 0.8 0.7

Professional and business services

363 378 388 1.9 2.0 2.0

Education and health services

163 93 112 0.8 0.4 0.5

Educational services

24 10 12 0.7 0.3 0.3

Health care and social assistance

140 83 100 0.8 0.5 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

167 156 193 1.2 1.1 1.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 46 68 2.5 2.4 3.4

Accommodation and food services

119 110 125 1.0 0.9 1.0

Other services

37 58 62 0.7 1.0 1.1

Government

59 52 58 0.3 0.2 0.3

Federal

10 8 13 0.4 0.3 0.5

State and local

49 44 46 0.3 0.2 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

218 191 221 0.8 0.7 0.8

South

522 522 535 1.0 1.0 1.1

Midwest

253 269 336 0.8 0.9 1.1

West

330 303 319 1.1 1.0 1.0

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: May 12, 2015
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