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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

21,779 21,239 21,608 21,803 21,739

INDUSTRY

Total private

20,440 19,901 20,263 20,544 20,492

Mining and logging

241 173 128 129 152

Construction

2,134 2,237 2,245 2,002 2,571

Manufacturing

1,277 1,294 1,253 1,371 1,305

Durable goods

790 801 702 753 747

Nondurable goods

487 493 549 620 559

Trade, transportation, and utilities

4,020 3,687 3,741 4,171 4,022

Wholesale trade

570 493 490 502 604

Retail trade

2,583 2,306 2,302 2,658 2,400

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

867 890 951 1,012 1,019

Information

344 307 396 409 449

Financial activities

702 705 683 634 644

Finance and insurance

417 420 383 417 323

Real estate and rental and leasing

288 285 303 218 319

Professional and business services

5,210 5,201 4,891 4,989 5,012

Education and health services

1,824 1,977 2,064 2,101 2,008

Educational services

399 397 427 480 399

Health care and social assistance

1,425 1,579 1,638 1,622 1,611

Leisure and hospitality

3,715 3,472 3,847 3,800 3,560

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,067 989 1,153 1,146 965

Accommodation and food services

2,648 2,482 2,695 2,654 2,594

Other services

970 848 1,012 938 763

Government

1,340 1,337 1,342 1,257 1,248

Federal

130 119 120 89 120

State and local

1,210 1,219 1,223 1,168 1,127

State and local education

614 608 562 601 548

State and local, excluding education

597 609 663 567 580

REGION(2)

Northeast

3,807 4,031 4,130 3,928 3,989

South

7,892 7,525 8,190 8,352 8,124

Midwest

4,972 4,919 4,869 4,787 4,459

West

5,109 4,763 4,417 4,733 5,171

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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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020