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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Total

14.6 14.7 14.8 14.0 14.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

16.4 16.5 16.4 15.4 15.6

Mining and logging

16.2 15.6 29.6 26.2 17.6

Construction

39.7 32.3 32.1 33.0 31.3

Manufacturing

9.9 9.6 10.0 10.4 9.8

Durable goods

9.8 9.0 9.9 10.4 9.0

Nondurable goods

9.9 10.7 10.1 10.4 11.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

13.7 14.8 14.3 12.7 13.0

Wholesale trade

9.1 10.6 10.0 8.3 7.8

Retail trade

15.3 16.1 15.6 13.4 13.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

14.2 15.5 15.0 15.3 16.5

Information

11.2 11.3 11.1 10.5 12.1

Financial activities

9.2 8.4 8.6 8.0 7.7

Finance and insurance

6.9 6.8 6.9 6.1 5.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

15.8 13.2 13.6 13.3 13.3

Professional and business services

25.2 27.2 25.8 24.1 23.3

Education and health services

9.2 9.3 7.9 8.5 8.4

Educational services

12.1 11.2 10.9 10.9 10.5

Health care and social assistance

8.6 9.0 7.3 8.0 8.0

Leisure and hospitality

21.3 21.8 23.2 20.3 22.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

43.5 50.2 47.0 40.8 46.7

Accommodation and food services

17.6 17.1 19.2 16.9 18.1

Other services

15.8 13.8 17.1 13.9 17.1

Government

5.3 4.9 5.9 6.0 5.9

Federal

5.3 4.7 5.9 5.6 5.6

State and local

5.3 4.9 5.9 6.0 6.0

State and local education

5.0 4.5 5.4 5.6 5.2

State and local, excluding education

5.6 5.4 6.4 6.5 6.9

REGION(2)

Northeast

14.8 14.5 14.0 14.7 14.8

South

14.6 14.6 14.7 13.6 14.7

Midwest

13.2 14.3 14.6 14.1 14.2

West

15.8 15.4 15.6 13.8 12.5

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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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2018