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Table 1. Industry distribution: Extended mass layoff events, separations, and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, private nonfarm sector, selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

Table 1. Industry distribution: Extended mass layoff events, separations, and initial claimants for unemployment insurance,
private nonfarm sector, selected quarters, 2012 and 2013

                                                                                                           Initial claimants for
                                                         Layoff events              Separations            unemployment insurance
                      Industry                                                                                                     
                                                       I      IV      I          I       IV       I           I       IV       I
                                                     2012   2012r   2013p      2012    2012r    2013p       2012    2012r    2013p
                                                                                                                                   
      Total, private nonfarm (1) .................  1,294   2,123     914    246,956  424,492  154,374    291,174  432,792  133,294

    Mining .......................................     16      42      11      1,760    5,073    1,575      1,523    5,384    1,064
    Utilities ....................................      3       9       -        421    1,785        -        879    1,898        -
    Construction .................................    261     632     178     33,701   86,884   20,071     42,014   98,712   20,537
    Manufacturing ................................    233     368     184     33,099   73,283   30,870     36,610   71,159   25,730
         Food ....................................     56     104      41      8,731   31,742   11,015     10,406   29,407    6,640
         Beverage and tobacco products ...........      3      12       4        485    1,449      965        320    1,489    1,134
         Textile mills ...........................      4       3     (2)        382      592      (2)        374      708      (2)
         Textile product mills ...................      3       3     (2)        435      443      (2)        964      868      (2)
         Apparel .................................      4       7       5      1,182      731      723      1,184      801      915
         Leather and allied products .............      -       -       3          -        -      258          -        -      256
         Wood products ...........................     13      11       5      1,686    1,066      370      1,314    1,335    1,129
         Paper ...................................      6     (2)       7        645      (2)      784        663      (2)      467
         Printing and related support activities .      7      11       3      1,202    1,100      614      1,001    1,201      525
         Petroleum and coal products .............      4      22       3        810    3,218      376        327    2,935      247

         Chemicals ...............................      9       9       7      1,222    3,448    1,175      1,087    1,044      812
         Plastics and rubber products ............     11      10       5      1,119      839    1,727        890    1,077    1,579
         Nonmetallic mineral products ............     21      34      13      2,143    5,202    1,132      2,295    6,030    1,323
         Primary metals ..........................    (2)      14       6        (2)    2,446      730        (2)    2,151    1,008
         Fabricated metal products ...............     12      24       9      1,093    2,711      967      1,126    3,356      777
         Machinery ...............................     11      30      11      1,030    6,253    1,194      1,731    6,531    1,126
         Computer and electronic products ........     19      21       9      2,256    3,116      971      2,049    2,704      999
         Electrical equipment and appliances .....    (2)       4       7        (2)      371    1,215        (2)      375      918
         Transportation equipment ................     27      39      30      5,464    6,553    4,953      8,172    7,403    4,194
         Furniture and related products ..........     10     (2)       6      1,454      (2)      618      1,292      (2)      623
         Miscellaneous manufacturing .............      8       6       7      1,160    1,388      873        954    1,187      799

    Wholesale trade ..............................     27      51      16      3,032    8,339    2,529      2,765    7,171    2,214
    Retail trade .................................    139     124      86     35,434   32,448   16,694     37,343   32,534   12,372
    Transportation and warehousing ...............     50      61      39      8,622   18,621    9,823      7,060   11,864    4,700
    Information ..................................     74      75      49     31,454   36,187   14,111     45,997   41,928   15,009
    Finance and insurance ........................     36      25      24      7,143    4,119    4,323      6,209    5,493    2,952
    Real estate and rental and leasing ...........      6      15       4      3,341    2,381      648      1,621    2,579      645
    Professional and technical services ..........     63      86      52     12,879   13,734   12,952     18,608   14,723   12,757
    Management of companies and enterprises ......     12       4       7      1,871      697      724      1,824      493      607
    Administrative and waste services ............    189     317     143     46,583   67,275   23,284     60,760   85,265   21,198
    Educational services .........................      6      15       6        496    2,031      544        619    2,073      503
    Health care and social assistance ............     30      50      16      4,575   12,309    1,882      4,636    7,271    1,546
    Arts, entertainment, and recreation ..........     46      72      34      5,979   18,551    5,267      7,282   11,363    3,720
    Accommodation and food services ..............     89     143      57     15,045   35,167    7,904     13,814   28,014    6,668
    Other services, except public administration .     10      29       6      1,156    4,901      719      1,276    4,078      605

    Unclassified .................................      4       5       2        365      707      454        334      790      467
                                                                                                                                   
   1 For the first quarter of 2013, data on layoffs were reported by employers in all states and the District of Columbia.
   2 Data do not meet BLS or state agency disclosure standards.
   r = revised.
   p = preliminary.
   NOTE: Dash represents zero.



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