Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

4,540 4,780 4,689 3.3 3.4 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,186 4,557 4,322 3.6 3.8 3.6

Mining and logging

32 41 33 3.6 4.8 4.0

Construction

272 283 270 4.4 4.5 4.2

Manufacturing

229 259 228 1.9 2.1 1.9

Durable goods

134 154 138 1.7 2.0 1.8

Nondurable goods

96 105 90 2.1 2.3 2.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

984 989 994 3.8 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

138 136 127 2.4 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

710 696 699 4.7 4.5 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

135 158 168 2.6 3.0 3.2

Information

73 71 79 2.7 2.5 2.8

Financial activities

175 227 178 2.2 2.8 2.2

Finance and insurance

101 154 111 1.7 2.6 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

74 73 67 3.6 3.5 3.2

Professional and business services

914 1,077 929 4.8 5.5 4.7

Education and health services

515 516 565 2.4 2.3 2.6

Educational services

84 51 90 2.5 1.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

430 465 475 2.4 2.5 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

792 919 840 5.3 6.1 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

112 148 96 5.1 7.1 4.3

Accommodation and food services

680 770 744 5.3 6.0 5.7

Other services

201 176 206 3.6 3.1 3.6

Government

354 223 367 1.6 1.0 1.6

Federal

29 32 37 1.1 1.2 1.4

State and local

325 191 330 1.7 1.0 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

672 722 678 2.6 2.7 2.6

South

1,827 1,980 1,890 3.6 3.9 3.7

Midwest

982 1,065 1,053 3.1 3.3 3.3

West

1,059 1,013 1,068 3.4 3.2 3.3

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: July 07, 2015