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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Total

15.6 14.6 14.7 14.8 13.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

17.6 16.4 16.5 16.4 15.2

Mining and logging

16.3 16.1 15.7 29.8 25.1

Construction

49.4 39.7 32.2 32.1 32.6

Manufacturing

10.6 9.8 9.6 10.0 10.2

Durable goods

10.3 9.8 9.0 9.9 10.3

Nondurable goods

10.9 9.9 10.7 10.1 9.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

13.9 13.7 14.8 14.3 12.6

Wholesale trade

11.6 9.2 10.7 10.0 8.3

Retail trade

14.9 15.3 16.1 15.6 13.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

13.6 14.1 15.5 15.0 14.9

Information

9.7 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.0

Financial activities

8.1 9.1 8.4 8.6 7.8

Finance and insurance

5.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

14.6 15.9 13.2 13.6 13.1

Professional and business services

28.1 25.2 27.2 25.8 23.7

Education and health services

9.6 9.2 9.3 7.9 8.5

Educational services

12.0 12.1 11.2 11.0 11.2

Health care and social assistance

9.1 8.6 9.0 7.3 7.9

Leisure and hospitality

22.6 21.3 21.8 23.1 20.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

47.2 43.3 50.0 46.9 40.7

Accommodation and food services

18.5 17.6 17.1 19.2 16.7

Other services

18.3 15.8 13.8 17.0 13.5

Government

5.5 5.3 4.9 5.9 6.0

Federal

4.9 5.4 4.7 5.9 5.5

State and local

5.5 5.3 4.9 5.9 6.0

State and local education

4.7 5.0 4.5 5.4 5.6

State and local, excluding education

6.5 5.6 5.4 6.4 6.6

REGION(2)

Northeast

15.0 14.8 14.5 14.0 14.5

South

15.8 14.6 14.6 14.7 13.5

Midwest

15.6 13.2 14.3 14.6 13.9

West

15.8 15.8 15.4 15.6 13.7

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, 2017