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)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

5,040 5,075 5,084 5,247 5,008 5,088 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,709 4,720 4,754 4,908 4,662 4,779 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.9

Mining and logging

48 25 22 32 32 26 7.0 3.7 3.3 4.8 4.7 3.8

Construction

323 323 369 361 339 373 4.8 4.8 5.4 5.3 4.9 5.4

Manufacturing

287 286 287 304 280 318 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.6

Durable goods

174 165 163 163 155 171 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.2

Nondurable goods

113 121 124 141 125 148 2.4 2.6 2.7 3.0 2.7 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,034 1,018 958 1,012 1,056 1,057 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.9 3.9

Wholesale trade

150 129 142 150 135 131 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

717 698 631 670 749 750 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.7 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

167 191 185 192 171 177 3.0 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.2

Information

66 73 82 87 79 73 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.7

Financial activities

187 160 162 198 182 195 2.3 1.9 1.9 2.4 2.2 2.3

Finance and insurance

114 120 107 133 127 119 1.9 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.0 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

73 40 55 65 55 77 3.5 1.9 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5

Professional and business services

1,056 1,069 1,132 1,068 999 938 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.6

Education and health services

586 610 596 639 548 643 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.8

Educational services

83 72 73 82 59 88 2.4 2.0 2.0 2.3 1.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

502 539 522 557 488 555 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

968 986 974 987 968 975 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.1 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

142 144 156 135 140 131 6.4 6.4 7.0 6.0 6.2 5.9

Accommodation and food services

827 842 817 852 828 844 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.1 6.2

Other services

151 170 172 219 179 180 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.8 3.1 3.1

Government

331 355 330 339 347 309 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4

Federal

37 43 41 38 35 34 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2

State and local

294 313 289 301 312 275 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4

State and local education

155 155 133 151 168 129 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.2

State and local, excluding education

139 158 156 149 144 146 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

798 848 812 840 866 834 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1

South

1,884 1,947 1,966 1,991 1,971 1,959 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7

Midwest

1,236 1,113 1,128 1,177 1,057 1,123 3.9 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.5

West

1,122 1,166 1,178 1,239 1,114 1,172 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.3 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: May 09, 2017