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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)
Dec.
2022
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)
Change from:
Nov. 2023 -
Dec. 2023(p)
Dec.
2022
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)
Change from:
Nov. 2023 -
Dec. 2023(p)

Total

5,906 5,595 5,632 5,401 5,365 -36 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.4 0.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,502 5,288 5,328 5,064 5,012 -52 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.7 -0.1

Mining and logging

20 21 24 23 19 -4 3.2 3.3 3.7 3.5 2.9 -0.6

Construction

335 312 345 345 341 -4 4.3 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.2 -0.1

Manufacturing

384 382 376 343 318 -25 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.4 -0.2

Durable goods

206 207 208 189 173 -16 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.1 -0.2

Nondurable goods

178 175 168 154 144 -10 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.0 -0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,277 1,181 1,134 1,130 1,116 -14 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 0.0

Wholesale trade

165 154 133 144 183 39 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.4 3.0 0.6

Retail trade

765 731 670 663 607 -56 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.3 3.9 -0.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

347 296 331 323 326 3 4.8 4.1 4.6 4.5 4.5 0.0

Information

99 81 71 79 61 -18 3.2 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.0 -0.6

Financial activities

198 204 216 207 210 3 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.3 0.0

Finance and insurance

129 127 141 135 128 -7 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.0 1.9 -0.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 77 75 71 82 11 2.9 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.4 0.5

Professional and business services

1,125 1,067 1,164 994 1,055 61 4.9 4.6 5.1 4.3 4.6 0.3

Education and health services

825 766 814 824 737 -87 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.2 2.8 -0.4

Educational services

89 91 108 85 90 5 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.1 2.3 0.2

Health care and social assistance

736 675 706 738 647 -91 3.5 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.0 -0.4

Leisure and hospitality

1,010 1,080 987 933 970 37 6.2 6.5 5.9 5.6 5.8 0.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

130 167 135 137 155 18 5.4 6.7 5.4 5.5 6.2 0.7

Accommodation and food services

880 914 852 796 815 19 6.3 6.4 6.0 5.6 5.7 0.1

Other services

228 194 198 188 186 -2 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.1 -0.1

Government

404 306 304 336 353 17 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 0.0

Federal

45 41 36 39 37 -2 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 -0.1

State and local

359 266 268 297 317 20 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.6 0.1

State and local education

166 136 135 155 154 -1 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 0.0

State and local, excluding education

193 129 133 143 162 19 2.1 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.7 0.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

880 781 989 858 816 -42 3.2 2.8 3.5 3.1 2.9 -0.2

South

2,400 2,366 2,320 2,139 2,269 130 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.9 0.2

Midwest

1,247 1,191 1,129 1,157 1,105 -52 3.8 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.3 -0.2

West

1,379 1,256 1,193 1,246 1,176 -70 3.8 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.2 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) The total separations level is 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 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

NOTE: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: January 30, 2024