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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 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

Total

17.5 20.2 16.8 15.8 15.6 14.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

20.0 22.9 18.4 17.7 17.6 16.4

Mining and logging

14.6 26.8 13.3 10.5 17.0 15.2

Construction

47.3 62.2 57.2 51.8 49.0 40.0

Manufacturing

16.7 23.7 14.6 11.3 10.5 9.9

Durable goods

17.0 25.0 13.6 10.2 10.4 9.8

Nondurable goods

16.3 21.8 16.1 13.2 10.6 10.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18.1 19.8 15.0 13.6 14.1 13.8

Wholesale trade

15.9 17.7 13.5 10.6 11.3 9.3

Retail trade

19.8 19.7 16.1 14.7 15.1 15.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

15.3 22.3 13.2 13.6 14.0 13.7

Information

11.7 13.6 10.8 10.3 10.3 11.7

Financial activities

12.8 16.3 10.1 8.6 8.0 9.0

Finance and insurance

10.3 12.0 8.0 6.2 5.8 6.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

20.0 29.0 16.4 15.9 14.6 15.5

Professional and business services

28.0 29.9 25.8 27.8 28.0 25.3

Education and health services

10.5 11.4 10.7 9.3 9.4 9.1

Educational services

12.8 14.7 12.9 11.4 11.7 12.5

Health care and social assistance

10.1 10.8 10.3 8.8 9.0 8.5

Leisure and hospitality

23.1 25.0 21.5 23.3 22.4 21.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

45.3 42.6 41.5 48.5 45.5 42.7

Accommodation and food services

19.2 21.9 18.1 19.1 18.6 17.8

Other services

17.1 21.3 16.0 19.6 18.4 16.2

Government

4.9 6.8 9.1 6.0 5.4 5.3

Federal

3.8 7.7 24.8 4.7 4.5 5.7

State and local

5.1 6.6 6.7 6.2 5.5 5.3

REGION(2)

Northeast

16.6 20.2 17.8 16.1 14.9 14.8

South

16.6 19.1 15.7 15.8 16.0 14.7

Midwest

16.3 19.4 17.0 15.7 15.3 13.1

West

21.0 22.5 17.4 15.6 15.8 16.1

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 11, 2014
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