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)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

5,314 5,779 5,641 5,621 5,563 5,545 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,959 5,422 5,306 5,267 5,203 5,204 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1

Mining and logging

31 35 34 30 32 35 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.6

Construction

291 334 343 326 389 370 4.1 4.6 4.7 4.5 5.3 5.0

Manufacturing

337 343 315 350 366 325 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.5

Durable goods

189 188 179 205 204 173 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.6 2.5 2.1

Nondurable goods

148 154 136 145 161 152 3.1 3.2 2.8 3.0 3.4 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,050 1,206 1,192 1,172 1,116 1,139 3.8 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.0 4.1

Wholesale trade

143 151 137 155 168 151 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.5

Retail trade

686 837 848 776 721 767 4.3 5.3 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

221 218 207 241 227 222 3.8 3.7 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.7

Information

88 83 81 73 85 74 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.6 3.1 2.7

Financial activities

172 231 209 181 190 174 2.0 2.7 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.0

Finance and insurance

121 143 143 121 129 126 1.9 2.3 2.3 1.9 2.0 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

51 88 66 60 61 47 2.3 3.9 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.1

Professional and business services

1,180 1,194 1,161 1,138 1,071 1,150 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.0 5.4

Education and health services

626 665 646 694 713 740 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.1

Educational services

98 88 89 95 107 91 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.9 2.4

Health care and social assistance

529 577 557 599 606 649 2.7 2.9 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

981 1,072 1,097 1,098 1,037 1,026 6.0 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

142 177 164 159 163 160 6.0 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.8 6.7

Accommodation and food services

839 895 933 939 874 867 6.1 6.4 6.7 6.7 6.2 6.1

Other services

204 260 228 206 205 172 3.5 4.4 3.9 3.5 3.5 2.9

Government

354 357 335 353 359 340 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5

Federal

36 33 34 31 36 44 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.6

State and local

319 324 301 322 324 296 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.5

State and local education

165 172 157 177 174 162 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6

State and local, excluding education

153 152 144 145 149 135 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

771 856 841 760 747 728 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.7 2.6

South

2,116 2,356 2,378 2,282 2,314 2,346 3.9 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Midwest

1,164 1,257 1,255 1,348 1,321 1,305 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.1 4.0 3.9

West

1,263 1,310 1,167 1,229 1,180 1,166 3.7 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.4

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019