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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.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

1,297 2,114 1,319 0.9 1.5 0.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,246 1,996 1,266 1.1 1.7 1.1

Mining and logging

27 21 21 3.2 2.9 2.9

Construction

152 238 170 2.6 3.8 2.7

Manufacturing

94 105 110 0.8 0.9 0.9

Durable goods

63 67 79 0.8 0.9 1.0

Nondurable goods

31 37 31 0.7 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

236 579 242 0.9 2.1 0.9

Wholesale trade

49 48 34 0.8 0.8 0.6

Retail trade

145 364 166 1.0 2.3 1.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

42 167 42 0.8 3.1 0.8

Information

18 38 14 0.7 1.4 0.5

Financial activities

30 77 48 0.4 0.9 0.6

Finance and insurance

14 50 29 0.2 0.8 0.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

17 28 18 0.8 1.3 0.9

Professional and business services

370 502 357 1.9 2.5 1.8

Education and health services

96 158 97 0.4 0.7 0.4

Educational services

10 22 16 0.3 0.7 0.4

Health care and social assistance

86 135 81 0.5 0.7 0.4

Leisure and hospitality

165 228 156 1.1 1.6 1.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

46 80 23 2.4 4.1 1.2

Accommodation and food services

119 148 132 1.0 1.2 1.0

Other services

58 50 52 1.0 0.9 0.9

Government

51 118 53 0.2 0.5 0.2

Federal

8 35 5 0.3 1.3 0.2

State and local

43 83 48 0.2 0.4 0.2

State and local education

17 48 25 0.2 0.5 0.2

State and local, excluding education

25 35 23 0.3 0.4 0.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

187 361 238 0.7 1.4 0.9

South

543 704 533 1.1 1.4 1.0

Midwest

259 532 239 0.8 1.7 0.8

West

309 517 309 1.0 1.6 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: April 05, 2016
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