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)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

5,033 4,942 5,041 5,075 5,084 5,258 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,693 4,599 4,699 4,720 4,754 4,924 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0

Mining and logging

47 26 30 25 22 28 6.5 4.0 4.5 3.7 3.3 4.2

Construction

274 293 322 323 369 358 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.8 5.4 5.3

Manufacturing

261 278 282 286 287 301 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4

Durable goods

154 165 159 165 163 168 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2

Nondurable goods

107 113 123 121 124 132 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,055 1,038 1,049 1,018 958 1,004 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.7

Wholesale trade

139 113 122 129 142 141 2.4 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.4

Retail trade

723 722 732 698 631 670 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.0 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

193 203 196 191 185 194 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.5

Information

83 82 76 73 82 83 3.0 3.0 2.7 2.6 3.0 3.0

Financial activities

196 166 161 160 162 211 2.4 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.5

Finance and insurance

132 110 99 120 107 146 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.9 1.7 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

64 55 62 40 55 65 3.0 2.6 2.9 1.9 2.5 3.0

Professional and business services

1,111 1,035 1,051 1,069 1,132 1,091 5.6 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.5 5.3

Education and health services

584 558 592 610 596 639 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8

Educational services

99 65 73 72 73 84 2.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.3

Health care and social assistance

485 493 520 539 522 555 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

905 935 966 986 974 995 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

148 149 155 144 156 137 6.7 6.7 6.9 6.4 7.0 6.1

Accommodation and food services

757 786 811 842 817 858 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.2 6.1 6.3

Other services

176 187 170 170 172 215 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.8

Government

340 343 342 355 330 334 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

40 38 35 43 41 37 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.3

State and local

300 306 307 313 289 297 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

161 142 136 155 133 149 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.4

State and local, excluding education

139 163 170 158 156 148 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

809 788 796 848 812 828 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1

South

1,909 1,912 1,951 1,947 1,966 1,971 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

Midwest

1,100 1,067 1,141 1,113 1,128 1,192 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.7

West

1,215 1,175 1,153 1,166 1,178 1,267 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2017