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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)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

5,715 5,427 5,744 5,582 5,323 5,456 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,366 4,878 5,305 5,236 5,007 5,107 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.2

Mining and logging

21 20 20 19 17 21 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.6

Construction

366 343 362 352 338 428 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.6 5.8

Manufacturing

347 354 367 387 362 362 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0

Durable goods

207 205 206 213 205 197 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.6

Nondurable goods

140 149 161 173 158 165 2.9 3.2 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,255 1,129 1,123 1,123 1,197 1,134 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.4 4.2

Wholesale trade

157 122 143 151 136 143 2.7 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.5

Retail trade

846 740 735 737 718 745 5.4 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

253 268 245 235 343 246 4.0 4.4 3.9 3.8 5.5 4.0

Information

91 78 79 74 66 79 3.1 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.9

Financial activities

221 208 199 182 206 214 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.4

Finance and insurance

149 131 133 113 135 135 2.3 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.1 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

72 78 66 69 72 79 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.6

Professional and business services

1,098 1,036 1,123 1,007 1,003 1,058 5.1 5.1 5.5 4.9 4.9 5.1

Education and health services

716 709 690 681 681 677 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9

Educational services

94 84 89 102 48 84 2.5 2.5 2.6 3.1 1.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

622 625 600 579 632 593 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,037 828 1,134 1,221 933 886 6.1 6.1 8.3 9.3 7.1 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

161 115 102 173 136 125 6.4 6.5 5.6 10.1 8.0 7.3

Accommodation and food services

876 713 1,032 1,049 797 760 6.1 6.0 8.7 9.2 7.0 6.5

Other services

215 172 209 190 203 250 3.6 3.1 3.8 3.5 3.7 4.5

Government

349 549 439 346 316 349 1.5 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.6

Federal

42 198 134 50 59 42 1.5 6.6 4.6 1.7 2.0 1.5

State and local

307 351 305 296 257 307 1.5 1.9 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.7

State and local education

150 196 150 141 105 156 1.4 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.6

State and local, excluding education

157 155 155 155 152 151 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

901 892 904 858 794 881 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.4

South

2,163 2,177 2,176 2,186 2,128 2,150 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1

Midwest

1,274 1,202 1,308 1,166 1,111 1,194 3.9 3.9 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.9

West

1,377 1,157 1,355 1,372 1,290 1,231 3.9 3.5 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.7

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: April 06, 2021