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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)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

5,597 5,810 5,732 5,798 5,652 5,648 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,230 5,473 5,385 5,454 5,282 5,298 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

35 27 28 24 27 29 4.6 3.6 3.7 3.2 3.6 3.9

Construction

380 376 415 428 456 406 5.2 5.0 5.5 5.7 6.1 5.4

Manufacturing

361 326 320 349 324 330 2.8 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

203 177 183 203 193 192 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.4

Nondurable goods

157 149 137 145 131 138 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,141 1,217 1,202 1,204 1,086 1,193 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.9 4.3

Wholesale trade

165 165 145 167 139 147 2.8 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.3 2.5

Retail trade

741 807 817 801 708 811 4.7 5.1 5.2 5.1 4.5 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

235 246 241 236 240 236 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8

Information

88 95 94 84 90 77 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.7

Financial activities

195 231 240 215 201 213 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.3 2.4

Finance and insurance

132 140 151 132 125 140 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.0 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

63 91 89 83 76 74 2.8 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.1

Professional and business services

1,092 1,148 1,145 1,168 1,099 1,139 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.3

Education and health services

651 682 633 655 662 654 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7

Educational services

101 91 98 87 99 88 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.3

Health care and social assistance

549 590 535 568 564 565 2.7 2.9 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,056 1,144 1,110 1,125 1,097 1,071 6.4 6.9 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

177 150 159 154 174 182 7.3 6.1 6.5 6.2 7.0 7.3

Accommodation and food services

879 994 951 972 923 889 6.3 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.4 6.2

Other services

233 226 199 201 239 186 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.4 4.0 3.1

Government

367 336 347 344 370 351 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5

Federal

35 37 40 41 54 41 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.9 1.4

State and local

332 300 307 304 316 310 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local education

184 158 153 153 159 153 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

147 142 154 151 156 156 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

790 870 914 863 923 905 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.2

South

2,253 2,237 2,287 2,301 2,114 2,144 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.9

Midwest

1,347 1,298 1,195 1,272 1,225 1,253 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7

West

1,206 1,404 1,336 1,363 1,390 1,346 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.8

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: January 17, 2020