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)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

5,272 5,514 5,596 5,779 5,641 5,556 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,929 5,172 5,242 5,422 5,306 5,210 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

31 34 33 35 34 29 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.5 3.8

Construction

344 350 337 334 343 315 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.3

Manufacturing

314 337 358 343 315 345 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7

Durable goods

177 180 195 188 179 200 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.5

Nondurable goods

137 156 162 154 136 145 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.2 2.8 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,014 1,116 1,130 1,206 1,192 1,183 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.2

Wholesale trade

138 131 125 151 137 146 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.4

Retail trade

691 778 806 837 848 792 4.4 4.9 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

185 207 200 218 207 244 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.5 4.1

Information

81 81 79 83 81 68 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.4

Financial activities

219 234 225 231 209 183 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.1

Finance and insurance

152 154 145 143 143 120 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 79 80 88 66 62 3.0 3.5 3.6 3.9 2.9 2.7

Professional and business services

1,077 1,132 1,118 1,194 1,161 1,131 5.2 5.4 5.3 5.7 5.5 5.4

Education and health services

669 665 664 665 646 659 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8

Educational services

102 71 97 88 89 89 2.8 1.9 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.4

Health care and social assistance

567 594 566 577 557 570 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

968 1,018 1,058 1,072 1,097 1,090 6.0 6.2 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

155 173 138 177 164 170 6.6 7.4 5.9 7.5 7.0 7.2

Accommodation and food services

812 845 920 895 933 920 5.9 6.0 6.6 6.4 6.7 6.6

Other services

212 207 240 260 228 207 3.7 3.5 4.1 4.4 3.9 3.5

Government

342 341 354 357 335 347 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

42 32 34 33 34 31 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

State and local

301 309 320 324 301 316 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6

State and local education

158 153 160 172 157 169 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

142 156 160 152 144 147 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

815 857 773 856 841 764 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.8

South

2,156 2,189 2,311 2,356 2,378 2,287 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.2

Midwest

1,137 1,236 1,257 1,257 1,255 1,300 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9

West

1,165 1,232 1,256 1,310 1,167 1,205 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 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.
(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: December 10, 2018