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)
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)
Feb.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015(p)

Total

4,486 4,906 4,628 4,901 4,834 4,650 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,196 4,586 4,338 4,593 4,504 4,329 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.6

Construction

252 303 298 393 299 271 4.2 4.9 4.8 6.3 4.7 4.3

Manufacturing

223 258 224 253 251 250 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.0

Durable goods

126 148 126 146 147 148 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.9

Nondurable goods

98 110 98 108 104 102 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

968 1,060 1,043 1,079 1,076 945 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.5

Retail trade

689 735 729 767 743 652 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.2

Professional and business services

945 1,064 906 942 1,003 987 5.0 5.5 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.1

Education and health services(6)

502 587 522 541 529 521 2.4 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4

Health care and social assistance

427 502 454 470 462 457 2.4 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

845 841 838 881 863 859 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

139 133 131 131 148 139 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.9 6.5

Accommodation and food services

706 708 707 750 715 721 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.9 5.6 5.6

Government(7)

291 320 289 308 330 321 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5

State and local

259 285 254 280 282 287 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

680 786 661 844 795 709 2.6 3.0 2.5 3.2 3.0 2.7

South

1,749 1,957 1,875 1,989 1,917 1,800 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.5

Midwest

1,009 1,079 1,062 976 1,052 1,059 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.3

West

1,048 1,083 1,030 1,092 1,070 1,082 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4

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: April 07, 2015