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When you ungroup a layer in design moves it down a layer even when this layer is locked,
I also have the same issue with new photoshop. You select a layer, and it moves down another layer. extremely annoying!
thank you Barb, I'm a newbie to this community.... : )
You probably have ungroup remembers layers enabled.
That worked for me. Why is that even a thing?
Because it was a highly requested feature.
Look to uncheck it in the Layers Panel menu button (upper right button in Layers Panel)