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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Total

15.7 15.6 14.6 14.7 14.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

17.7 17.6 16.4 16.5 16.4

Mining and logging

10.5 16.5 16.1 15.9 29.3

Construction

52.1 49.4 39.6 32.2 32.0

Manufacturing

11.4 10.6 9.9 9.7 10.0

Durable goods

10.3 10.4 9.8 9.0 9.9

Nondurable goods

13.2 10.9 10.0 10.6 10.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

13.6 13.9 13.7 14.8 14.2

Wholesale trade

10.7 11.6 9.2 10.7 9.6

Retail trade

14.6 14.9 15.4 16.1 15.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

13.9 13.7 14.2 15.6 15.4

Information

10.4 9.7 11.2 11.3 10.9

Financial activities

8.5 8.1 9.1 8.4 8.7

Finance and insurance

6.1 5.9 6.9 6.8 6.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

15.8 14.5 15.9 13.2 14.1

Professional and business services

27.3 28.0 25.3 27.2 25.8

Education and health services

9.2 9.6 9.2 9.4 7.7

Educational services

11.4 12.0 12.1 11.3 10.6

Health care and social assistance

8.8 9.1 8.6 9.0 7.2

Leisure and hospitality

23.4 22.6 21.3 21.8 23.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48.4 47.2 43.6 50.4 46.0

Accommodation and food services

19.3 18.5 17.6 17.1 19.5

Other services

19.7 18.2 15.8 13.8 16.8

Government

6.0 5.5 5.3 4.9 6.0

Federal

4.8 5.0 5.3 4.7 5.2

State and local

6.2 5.5 5.3 4.9 6.1

State and local education

6.2 4.6 4.9 4.4 5.6

State and local, excluding education

6.2 6.5 5.7 5.4 6.7

REGION(2)

Northeast

16.0 15.0 14.8 14.5 13.8

South

15.8 15.8 14.6 14.6 14.8

Midwest

15.6 15.6 13.2 14.4 14.7

West

15.5 15.8 15.8 15.4 15.5

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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