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

Total

5,084 5,273 5,244 5,251 5,212 5,238 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,754 4,932 4,910 4,910 4,863 4,885 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging

22 27 23 32 30 36 3.3 3.7 3.1 4.4 4.1 5.0

Construction

369 337 378 361 334 306 5.4 4.9 5.5 5.2 4.8 4.4

Manufacturing

287 301 315 309 317 329 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

Durable goods

163 172 179 176 173 187 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4

Nondurable goods

124 128 136 133 144 142 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.8 3.1 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

958 1,020 977 994 1,002 1,031 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8

Wholesale trade

142 157 122 133 123 143 2.4 2.7 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.4

Retail trade

631 676 668 677 688 673 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

185 187 187 183 191 216 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.8

Information

82 83 96 72 69 85 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.7 2.5 3.1

Financial activities

162 212 180 204 172 174 1.9 2.5 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1

Finance and insurance

107 131 116 136 131 122 1.7 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.1 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

55 81 64 68 41 52 2.5 3.7 2.9 3.1 1.8 2.3

Professional and business services

1,132 1,059 1,119 1,143 1,177 1,143 5.5 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.5

Education and health services

596 633 600 642 623 624 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7

Educational services

73 77 74 89 84 95 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.6

Health care and social assistance

522 556 525 553 539 529 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

974 998 1,020 933 978 969 6.2 6.2 6.4 5.8 6.1 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

156 164 159 141 167 141 7.0 7.2 7.0 6.2 7.3 6.2

Accommodation and food services

817 834 861 792 811 828 6.1 6.1 6.3 5.8 5.9 6.0

Other services

172 263 202 219 162 188 3.0 4.6 3.5 3.8 2.8 3.2

Government

330 341 334 341 348 352 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6

Federal

41 37 37 41 38 33 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2

State and local

289 304 297 301 311 319 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local education

133 141 129 157 148 165 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.6

State and local, excluding education

156 162 168 144 162 154 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

812 872 900 815 825 798 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.9

South

1,966 2,007 2,009 2,160 2,174 2,069 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.1 3.9

Midwest

1,128 1,180 1,168 1,134 1,081 1,198 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.7

West

1,178 1,213 1,167 1,142 1,132 1,173 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.4 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: February 06, 2018