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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.
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Aug.
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)

Total

4,901 5,803 5,330 5,612 5,792 6,003 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,504 5,478 5,047 5,350 5,535 5,712 3.8 4.5 4.1 4.3 4.4 4.6

Mining and logging

18 20 21 19 18 19 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.0 2.7 2.9

Construction

315 349 334 379 383 376 4.4 4.7 4.5 5.1 5.2 5.1

Manufacturing

352 427 380 427 436 437 2.9 3.5 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.5

Durable goods

197 240 199 237 231 243 2.6 3.2 2.6 3.1 3.0 3.1

Nondurable goods

154 187 181 191 204 194 3.4 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.4 4.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,099 1,313 1,174 1,267 1,275 1,370 4.1 4.8 4.3 4.6 4.7 5.0

Wholesale trade

156 169 142 142 162 196 2.8 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.8 3.4

Retail trade

708 832 768 861 888 953 4.7 5.5 5.0 5.6 5.8 6.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

235 312 264 265 226 221 3.9 5.0 4.2 4.2 3.6 3.5

Information

72 84 78 88 79 84 2.7 3.1 2.9 3.2 2.9 3.0

Financial activities

212 200 195 203 206 184 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.1

Finance and insurance

152 139 135 143 134 126 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.0 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 61 60 60 73 58 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 3.2 2.5

Professional and business services

976 1,126 969 1,100 1,193 1,126 4.9 5.4 4.7 5.3 5.7 5.4

Education and health services

659 721 691 719 696 729 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.1

Educational services

61 92 68 65 69 76 1.8 2.7 1.9 1.8 1.9 2.1

Health care and social assistance

598 628 624 654 627 654 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

716 1,021 987 955 1,009 1,214 5.5 7.2 6.9 6.5 6.6 8.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

44 108 122 120 124 126 2.7 5.7 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.9

Accommodation and food services

672 913 866 834 885 1,088 5.9 7.5 7.0 6.5 6.7 8.3

Other services

86 218 216 193 240 172 1.6 3.9 3.9 3.4 4.2 3.0

Government

397 325 284 262 258 291 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

Federal

59 38 44 50 40 42 1.9 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.4

State and local

338 287 240 212 217 249 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.3

State and local education

224 143 104 57 69 126 2.2 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.7 1.2

State and local, excluding education

113 144 136 155 149 123 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

740 838 784 815 918 882 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.3

South

1,985 2,350 2,119 2,219 2,269 2,366 3.8 4.4 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.4

Midwest

1,083 1,268 1,209 1,296 1,305 1,390 3.5 4.1 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.4

West

1,093 1,347 1,218 1,281 1,300 1,365 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.0

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 12, 2021