Table 3. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
June
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015(p)
June
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015
June
2015(p)

Total

4,523 4,793 5,065 4,895 4,799 4,931 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,232 4,466 4,735 4,574 4,480 4,620 3.6 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.9

Construction

251 311 345 300 280 348 4.1 4.9 5.4 4.7 4.4 5.5

Manufacturing

251 264 264 262 238 269 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.2

Durable goods

138 157 152 153 141 159 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.0

Nondurable goods

112 107 112 109 97 110 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,022 956 1,120 1,028 1,071 1,108 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.8 4.0 4.1

Retail trade

710 652 768 713 745 762 4.6 4.2 4.9 4.6 4.8 4.9

Professional and business services

914 1,006 1,019 1,005 961 965 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.9

Education and health services(6)

500 558 536 520 547 539 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4

Health care and social assistance

426 496 465 450 467 451 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

853 859 933 948 892 887 5.8 5.7 6.2 6.3 5.9 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

133 153 150 132 120 147 6.3 7.2 7.0 6.2 5.5 6.8

Accommodation and food services

719 706 783 816 772 740 5.7 5.5 6.1 6.3 6.0 5.7

Government(7)

291 327 331 321 319 311 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4

State and local

260 293 296 285 280 281 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

679 722 785 756 730 728 2.6 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7

South

1,834 1,905 1,942 1,952 1,909 1,888 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7

Midwest

998 1,065 1,193 1,138 1,087 1,135 3.2 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.6

West

1,011 1,101 1,145 1,049 1,073 1,180 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.7

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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.
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Last Modified Date: August 12, 2015