Table 20. Annual layoffs and discharges rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 20. Annual layoffs and discharges rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
[percent]
Industry and region 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Total

16.8 15.8 15.6 14.6 14.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

18.3 17.7 17.5 16.3 16.5

Mining and logging

13.5 10.5 16.9 15.9 16.1

Construction

57.2 51.8 49.0 39.7 33.4

Manufacturing

14.6 11.3 10.5 9.9 9.5

Durable goods

13.6 10.2 10.4 9.8 8.8

Nondurable goods

16.1 13.2 10.6 9.9 10.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

14.9 13.5 14.0 13.7 15.0

Wholesale trade

13.5 10.6 11.3 9.0 10.6

Retail trade

16.1 14.7 15.2 15.4 16.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

13.1 13.5 13.8 14.1 16.1

Information

10.9 10.3 10.3 11.3 11.1

Financial activities

10.1 8.6 8.0 9.1 8.1

Finance and insurance

8.0 6.2 5.8 6.9 6.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

16.4 15.8 14.6 15.5 11.7

Professional and business services

25.8 27.8 28.0 25.2 26.8

Education and health services

10.7 9.3 9.4 9.1 9.4

Educational services

12.9 11.5 11.7 12.1 11.5

Health care and social assistance

10.2 8.8 9.0 8.6 9.0

Leisure and hospitality

21.5 23.3 22.5 21.3 21.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

41.3 48.2 45.5 43.4 47.0

Accommodation and food services

18.1 19.1 18.6 17.7 17.2

Other services

16.0 19.6 18.4 15.8 13.9

Government

9.1 6.1 5.4 5.3 4.9

Federal

24.8 4.7 4.5 5.4 4.8

State and local

6.7 6.3 5.5 5.3 4.9

REGION(2)

Northeast

17.8 16.1 14.9 14.7 14.4

South

15.7 15.8 16.0 14.6 14.8

Midwest

17.0 15.7 15.3 13.1 14.2

West

17.4 15.6 15.7 15.9 15.3

Footnotes
(1) The annual layoffs and discharges rate is the number of layoffs and discharges during the entire year as a percent of annual average employment.
(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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