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) Rates(2)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

4,985 4,958 5,128 4,977 5,159 5,045 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,654 4,616 4,774 4,631 4,812 4,698 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8 4.0 3.9

Mining and logging

45 35 45 43 42 41 5.3 4.6 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.6

Construction

335 292 283 279 325 334 5.3 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.9 5.0

Manufacturing

260 267 263 266 304 286 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.3

Durable goods

152 154 162 158 187 171 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.4 2.2

Nondurable goods

108 113 101 108 117 114 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,082 1,040 1,074 1,052 1,052 1,028 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8

Wholesale trade

147 127 133 142 137 148 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5

Retail trade

752 744 762 725 751 729 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 169 178 185 164 150 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.0 2.8

Information

83 79 61 79 70 68 3.0 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.5 2.5

Financial activities

177 190 203 215 219 192 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.3

Finance and insurance

129 136 142 154 156 118 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.6 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

48 54 62 60 63 74 2.3 2.6 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.5

Professional and business services

1,021 1,020 1,095 1,053 1,072 1,025 5.3 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.1

Education and health services

543 600 578 557 552 550 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.4

Educational services

69 97 74 77 86 71 2.0 2.8 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.0

Health care and social assistance

474 503 504 480 466 479 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

922 939 1,003 907 1,011 966 6.1 6.1 6.5 5.9 6.6 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

146 130 141 157 132 149 6.8 5.9 6.5 7.2 6.0 6.7

Accommodation and food services

776 809 862 750 879 817 6.0 6.2 6.6 5.7 6.7 6.2

Other services

187 154 168 181 165 209 3.3 2.7 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.7

Government

331 342 354 346 348 347 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

Federal

36 42 40 41 40 38 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4

State and local

295 300 314 304 308 309 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

152 160 161 168 167 169 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

144 140 153 137 141 141 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

748 797 855 775 808 813 2.9 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.0

South

1,921 1,952 2,011 1,906 2,000 1,850 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.5

Midwest

1,159 1,112 1,105 1,114 1,181 1,250 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.9

West

1,157 1,098 1,156 1,182 1,170 1,133 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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: May 10, 2016