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.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

5,128 5,052 4,936 4,966 5,018 4,968 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,774 4,696 4,578 4,631 4,672 4,659 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8

Mining and logging

45 31 26 33 28 29 5.9 4.6 3.9 4.9 4.1 4.3

Construction

283 327 296 311 318 363 4.3 4.9 4.4 4.6 4.7 5.4

Manufacturing

263 268 278 269 286 274 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2

Durable goods

162 157 166 157 165 153 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.0

Nondurable goods

101 111 112 113 121 121 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,074 1,009 1,039 1,046 1,021 973 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5

Wholesale trade

133 147 117 121 133 139 2.3 2.5 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.3

Retail trade

762 707 722 736 685 653 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

178 156 199 189 203 180 3.3 2.8 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.3

Information

61 72 89 72 75 83 2.2 2.6 3.2 2.6 2.7 3.0

Financial activities

203 186 163 156 159 158 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9

Finance and insurance

142 123 107 98 117 108 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

62 63 56 59 42 50 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.0 2.3

Professional and business services

1,095 1,008 1,009 1,016 1,005 1,065 5.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.2

Education and health services

578 595 560 591 609 589 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6

Educational services

74 85 69 68 69 75 2.1 2.4 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1

Health care and social assistance

504 510 491 523 540 514 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,003 988 928 965 997 954 6.5 6.4 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

141 193 147 149 144 163 6.5 8.6 6.6 6.7 6.4 7.3

Accommodation and food services

862 795 781 815 853 792 6.6 6.0 5.9 6.1 6.4 5.9

Other services

168 211 191 173 173 171 3.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.0

Government

354 357 357 334 346 309 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4

Federal

40 37 37 33 41 41 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.5

State and local

314 320 320 302 306 268 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4

State and local education

161 162 152 137 148 120 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.2

State and local, excluding education

153 157 169 165 158 148 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

855 876 799 791 848 827 3.2 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.1

South

2,011 1,960 1,922 1,927 1,954 1,890 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6

Midwest

1,105 1,052 1,037 1,119 1,079 1,088 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.3 3.3

West

1,156 1,164 1,178 1,128 1,137 1,163 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.4 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: February 07, 2017