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

Total

4,942 5,245 5,309 5,362 5,273 5,240 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,599 4,914 4,997 5,012 4,932 4,898 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9

Mining and logging

26 31 25 29 27 23 4.0 4.3 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.1

Construction

293 341 340 367 337 363 4.4 5.0 4.9 5.3 4.9 5.3

Manufacturing

278 325 315 320 301 323 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.6

Durable goods

165 171 182 181 172 185 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4

Nondurable goods

113 153 133 139 128 137 2.4 3.3 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,038 1,051 1,063 1,015 1,020 980 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6

Wholesale trade

113 116 131 150 157 120 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.0

Retail trade

722 747 737 682 676 673 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.3 4.3 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

203 187 196 184 187 187 3.6 3.3 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3

Information

82 79 67 87 83 88 3.0 2.9 2.4 3.2 3.0 3.2

Financial activities

166 213 200 200 212 189 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.2

Finance and insurance

110 132 130 125 131 128 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

55 81 70 75 81 60 2.6 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.7 2.7

Professional and business services

1,035 1,116 1,182 1,127 1,059 1,117 5.1 5.4 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.4

Education and health services

558 625 619 616 633 619 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

Educational services

65 92 93 79 77 77 1.8 2.5 2.6 2.2 2.1 2.1

Health care and social assistance

493 532 526 537 556 542 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

935 942 980 991 998 1,007 6.0 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

149 137 170 188 164 154 6.7 6.1 7.5 8.3 7.2 6.8

Accommodation and food services

786 804 809 803 834 853 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.3

Other services

187 192 206 260 263 190 3.3 3.3 3.6 4.5 4.6 3.3

Government

343 331 312 351 341 342 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

38 26 31 41 37 38 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.3

State and local

306 305 282 310 304 305 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

142 139 131 156 141 136 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.3

State and local, excluding education

163 166 150 154 162 169 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

788 839 865 886 872 868 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2

South

1,912 2,190 2,164 2,173 2,007 1,992 3.6 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.7

Midwest

1,067 1,096 1,143 1,195 1,180 1,201 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.7

West

1,175 1,119 1,138 1,108 1,213 1,179 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.6 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: November 07, 2017