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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.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)
Feb.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)

Total

1,266 2,155 1,239 0.9 1.6 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,212 2,067 1,195 1.1 1.8 1.0

Mining and logging

11 13 10 1.3 1.5 1.2

Construction

181 176 116 3.4 3.2 2.1

Manufacturing

91 122 86 0.8 1.0 0.7

Durable goods

58 80 57 0.8 1.1 0.8

Nondurable goods

34 42 29 0.8 1.0 0.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

253 589 266 1.0 2.3 1.0

Wholesale trade

42 51 58 0.7 0.9 1.0

Retail trade

169 357 161 1.2 2.4 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

42 180 47 0.8 3.5 0.9

Information

21 36 23 0.8 1.4 0.9

Financial activities

45 102 44 0.6 1.3 0.6

Finance and insurance

33 71 22 0.6 1.2 0.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

12 31 22 0.6 1.6 1.1

Professional and business services

308 480 354 1.7 2.6 1.9

Education and health services

133 222 106 0.6 1.1 0.5

Educational services

16 39 12 0.5 1.2 0.3

Health care and social assistance

117 183 95 0.7 1.0 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

129 269 134 1.0 2.0 1.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

19 52 39 1.1 2.8 2.1

Accommodation and food services

110 217 95 0.9 1.8 0.8

Other services

40 58 55 0.7 1.1 1.0

Government

53 88 44 0.2 0.4 0.2

Federal

15 25 6 0.5 0.9 0.2

State and local

39 63 38 0.2 0.3 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

201 388 197 0.8 1.5 0.8

South

475 758 443 1.0 1.5 0.9

Midwest

256 507 252 0.8 1.7 0.8

West

334 502 347 1.1 1.7 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: April 08, 2014
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