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)
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Total

4,522 4,901 4,834 4,793 5,065 4,881 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,253 4,593 4,504 4,466 4,735 4,553 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.8

Construction

269 393 299 311 345 284 4.4 6.3 4.7 4.9 5.4 4.4

Manufacturing

238 253 251 264 264 259 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

142 146 147 157 152 153 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0

Nondurable goods

97 108 104 107 112 107 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,018 1,079 1,076 956 1,120 1,033 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.6 4.2 3.9

Retail trade

733 767 743 652 768 714 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.9 4.6

Professional and business services

935 942 1,003 1,006 1,019 1,001 4.9 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1

Education and health services(6)

549 541 529 558 536 522 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.4

Health care and social assistance

481 470 462 496 465 452 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

798 881 863 859 933 949 5.5 5.9 5.8 5.7 6.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

143 131 148 153 150 132 6.9 6.1 6.9 7.2 7.0 6.2

Accommodation and food services

654 750 715 706 783 817 5.2 5.9 5.6 5.5 6.1 6.3

Government(7)

269 308 330 327 331 328 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local

238 280 282 293 296 293 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

715 844 795 722 785 755 2.8 3.2 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.9

South

1,731 1,989 1,917 1,905 1,942 1,949 3.4 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8

Midwest

1,039 976 1,052 1,065 1,193 1,139 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.6

West

1,038 1,092 1,070 1,101 1,145 1,037 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.3

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: June 09, 2015