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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)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Total

1,608 1,525 1,679 1.2 1.1 1.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

1,563 1,466 1,620 1.3 1.2 1.4

Mining and logging

9 30 24 1.0 3.5 2.8

Construction

126 151 133 2.1 2.5 2.1

Manufacturing

97 92 85 0.8 0.8 0.7

Durable goods

63 56 54 0.8 0.7 0.7

Nondurable goods

34 36 31 0.8 0.8 0.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

308 289 278 1.2 1.1 1.0

Wholesale trade

46 64 34 0.8 1.1 0.6

Retail trade

218 159 187 1.4 1.0 1.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

44 66 56 0.9 1.3 1.1

Information

28 25 23 1.0 0.9 0.8

Financial activities

65 50 73 0.8 0.6 0.9

Finance and insurance

40 36 45 0.7 0.6 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

25 13 28 1.3 0.7 1.4

Professional and business services

472 439 491 2.5 2.3 2.5

Education and health services

177 120 119 0.8 0.5 0.5

Educational services

17 15 17 0.5 0.4 0.5

Health care and social assistance

160 105 101 0.9 0.6 0.5

Leisure and hospitality

244 208 330 1.7 1.4 2.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 72 102 5.5 3.6 4.9

Accommodation and food services

132 136 228 1.1 1.1 1.8

Other services

36 62 64 0.6 1.1 1.1

Government

45 59 60 0.2 0.3 0.3

Federal

9 13 11 0.3 0.5 0.4

State and local

36 46 49 0.2 0.2 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

270 221 282 1.0 0.8 1.1

South

606 598 665 1.2 1.2 1.3

Midwest

339 361 402 1.1 1.1 1.3

West

393 345 330 1.3 1.1 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: June 09, 2015
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