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JOLTS Historical Data: December 2000 - April 2001

Table 5. Total separations rates(1) by industry and census region
 
(Percent)
 
      Industry and census region          Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.
                                          2000  2001  2001  2001  2001
 
Total....................................  3.4   3.6   2.9   3.4   3.1
 
                 INDUSTRY 
 
 Total private...........................  3.7   4.0   3.2   3.9   3.6
  Mining.................................  2.3   2.9   1.7   2.5   2.5
  Construction...........................  6.8   5.5   6.5   5.5   4.6
  Manufacturing..........................  2.8   3.1   2.8   3.2   2.9
   Durable goods.........................  2.4   3.2   2.7   2.8   3.1
   Nondurable goods......................  3.6   3.1   2.9   3.7   2.6
  Transportation and public utilities....  3.1   3.3   2.7   2.8   3.0
  Wholesale trade........................  3.0   2.9   2.3   3.2   3.3
  Retail trade...........................  5.3   6.8   4.3   5.8   5.1
  Finance, insurance, and real estate....  2.4   2.0   2.2   2.5   2.0
  Services...............................  3.2   3.3   2.8   3.4   3.3
 
 Government..............................  1.4   1.4    .9    .8   1.0
  Federal................................  2.5   2.0   1.3    .8   1.0
  State and local........................  1.2   1.3    .9    .8   1.0
 
              CENSUS REGION 
 
  Northeast..............................  2.8   2.7   2.1   2.8   2.6
  South..................................  3.1   3.5   3.1   3.7   3.4
  Midwest................................  3.3   4.1   3.3   2.9   3.1
  West...................................  4.4   4.0   2.6   3.8   3.2
 
 
   1 The separations rate is the number of total separations during 
the entire month as a percent of total employment.
   NOTE: The States (including the District of Columbia) that comprise
the census 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.

Last Modified Date: July 30, 2002