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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Total

21,147 21,777 21,243 21,581 21,888

INDUSTRY

Total private

20,074 20,434 19,903 20,242 20,581

Mining and logging

141 241 172 129 141

Construction

1,986 2,136 2,241 2,245 2,016

Manufacturing

1,213 1,278 1,295 1,252 1,387

Durable goods

716 791 802 702 750

Nondurable goods

497 487 494 550 638

Trade, transportation, and utilities

4,061 4,014 3,688 3,730 4,190

Wholesale trade

615 572 493 488 493

Retail trade

2,629 2,586 2,304 2,300 2,681

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

814 862 891 945 1,017

Information

454 344 307 397 430

Financial activities

666 706 707 685 711

Finance and insurance

423 416 419 381 497

Real estate and rental and leasing

243 288 288 302 216

Professional and business services

5,216 5,210 5,199 4,887 4,936

Education and health services

2,039 1,825 1,977 2,062 2,087

Educational services

424 400 395 425 469

Health care and social assistance

1,617 1,424 1,580 1,639 1,616

Leisure and hospitality

3,535 3,714 3,471 3,841 3,762

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,044 1,064 987 1,145 1,134

Accommodation and food services

2,489 2,648 2,484 2,696 2,631

Other services

762 970 848 1,011 921

Government

1,072 1,344 1,341 1,338 1,308

Federal

92 128 121 118 92

State and local

979 1,213 1,222 1,221 1,213

State and local education

484 615 609 556 607

State and local, excluding education

498 597 611 665 606

REGION(2)

Northeast

3,858 3,808 4,028 4,123 3,959

South

7,598 7,892 7,527 8,179 8,334

Midwest

4,664 4,969 4,921 4,863 4,844

West

5,026 5,108 4,765 4,413 4,748

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 and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019