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.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)
Jan.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019(p)

Total

5,317 5,558 5,642 5,597 5,469 5,550 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,983 5,216 5,279 5,230 5,122 5,190 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.1

Mining and logging

30 37 31 35 34 33 4.2 5.0 4.2 4.6 4.5 4.3

Construction

329 361 344 380 369 391 4.6 4.9 4.7 5.2 5.0 5.2

Manufacturing

347 320 352 361 342 342 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7

Durable goods

201 180 208 203 175 170 2.6 2.2 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.1

Nondurable goods

146 141 144 157 167 172 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,103 1,174 1,195 1,141 1,134 1,097 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9

Wholesale trade

160 135 154 165 143 137 2.7 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

736 838 801 741 765 729 4.7 5.3 5.1 4.7 4.8 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

207 201 240 235 226 232 3.5 3.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.8

Information

97 92 68 88 87 87 3.5 3.3 2.4 3.1 3.1 3.1

Financial activities

208 209 166 195 180 180 2.5 2.4 1.9 2.3 2.1 2.1

Finance and insurance

146 143 104 132 131 111 2.3 2.3 1.6 2.1 2.1 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

63 66 63 63 49 69 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.1 3.0

Professional and business services

1,028 1,079 1,161 1,092 1,116 1,089 5.0 5.1 5.5 5.1 5.3 5.1

Education and health services

626 628 663 651 652 674 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8

Educational services

92 95 99 101 101 98 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6

Health care and social assistance

534 532 564 549 551 577 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,019 1,097 1,079 1,056 1,007 1,065 6.3 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.1 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

170 164 176 177 153 155 7.2 6.8 7.2 7.3 6.3 6.3

Accommodation and food services

850 932 904 879 853 910 6.1 6.7 6.4 6.3 6.0 6.4

Other services

196 219 219 233 201 233 3.4 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.4 4.0

Government

334 342 363 367 347 359 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

Federal

30 36 32 35 44 33 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.2

State and local

304 306 332 332 304 326 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.7

State and local education

155 160 185 184 163 166 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

149 146 147 147 141 161 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

859 854 816 790 820 791 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.9

South

2,121 2,253 2,193 2,253 2,197 2,291 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.2

Midwest

1,117 1,234 1,314 1,347 1,231 1,231 3.4 3.8 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.7

West

1,221 1,216 1,319 1,206 1,221 1,236 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.5 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates, the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors, and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019