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)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

5,059 5,008 5,245 5,309 5,362 5,228 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,706 4,681 4,914 4,997 5,012 4,892 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9

Mining and logging

28 23 31 25 29 28 4.3 3.3 4.3 3.5 4.0 3.9

Construction

330 377 341 340 367 350 4.9 5.5 5.0 4.9 5.3 5.1

Manufacturing

270 317 325 315 320 304 2.2 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.4

Durable goods

156 162 171 182 181 178 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3

Nondurable goods

114 155 153 133 139 125 2.5 3.3 3.3 2.9 3.0 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,020 948 1,051 1,063 1,015 995 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.6

Wholesale trade

155 116 116 131 150 140 2.6 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.4

Retail trade

693 663 747 737 682 662 4.4 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.3 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

172 168 187 196 184 193 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.4

Information

70 74 79 67 87 79 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.4 3.2 2.9

Financial activities

179 184 213 200 200 212 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5

Finance and insurance

120 110 132 130 125 130 1.9 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

59 74 81 70 75 82 2.8 3.4 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.7

Professional and business services

1,036 1,001 1,116 1,182 1,127 1,062 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.7 5.4 5.1

Education and health services

600 594 625 619 616 636 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

Educational services

87 86 92 93 79 82 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.2 2.3

Health care and social assistance

514 508 532 526 537 554 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

971 943 942 980 991 985 6.2 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

166 133 137 170 188 164 7.4 5.9 6.1 7.5 8.3 7.2

Accommodation and food services

805 810 804 809 803 821 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0

Other services

201 220 192 206 260 240 3.5 3.8 3.3 3.6 4.5 4.2

Government

353 328 331 312 351 336 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5

Federal

37 34 26 31 41 36 1.3 1.2 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.3

State and local

316 293 305 282 310 300 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5

State and local education

159 147 139 131 156 143 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4

State and local, excluding education

157 147 166 150 154 157 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

829 808 839 865 886 869 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2

South

1,973 1,992 2,190 2,164 2,173 1,984 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.7

Midwest

1,083 1,044 1,096 1,143 1,195 1,170 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.6

West

1,173 1,165 1,119 1,138 1,108 1,206 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.6

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: October 11, 2017