Table 19. Annual layoffs and discharges levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 19. Annual layoffs and discharges levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [in thousands]
Industry and region 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Total

20,756 20,952 19,903 20,420 20,942

INDUSTRY

Total private

19,431 19,758 18,748 19,350 19,624

Mining and logging

83 140 139 142 240

Construction

2,880 2,791 2,321 1,980 2,065

Manufacturing

1,337 1,261 1,185 1,176 1,229

Durable goods

747 774 739 693 764

Nondurable goods

588 487 445 480 466

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3,405 3,554 3,556 3,902 3,824

Wholesale trade

592 659 525 620 564

Retail trade

2,140 2,213 2,316 2,467 2,429

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

674 681 716 813 832

Information

279 259 302 308 300

Financial activities

656 628 720 673 710

Finance and insurance

354 344 405 403 415

Real estate and rental and leasing

305 283 317 271 295

Professional and business services

4,725 5,026 4,678 5,182 5,078

Education and health services

1,876 1,992 1,940 2,006 1,706

Educational services

369 402 407 385 366

Health care and social assistance

1,506 1,591 1,533 1,621 1,341

Leisure and hospitality

3,130 3,115 3,042 3,211 3,523

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

928 929 885 1,060 996

Accommodation and food services

2,203 2,186 2,155 2,152 2,529

Other services

1,057 989 866 770 944

Government

1,326 1,195 1,154 1,070 1,317

Federal

137 141 148 128 144

State and local

1,189 1,057 1,008 941 1,172

State and local education

631 472 503 452 571

State and local, excluding education

559 585 504 487 602

REGION(2)

Northeast

4,011 3,799 3,773 3,728 3,633

South

7,591 7,691 7,225 7,371 7,666

Midwest

4,667 4,741 4,039 4,465 4,646

West

4,490 4,723 4,865 4,854 4,998

Footnotes
(1) The annual layoffs and discharges level is the total number of layoffs and discharges during the entire year.
(2) 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.

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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