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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)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

5,558 5,557 5,513 5,810 5,732 5,808 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,216 5,208 5,174 5,473 5,385 5,454 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

37 24 24 27 28 24 5.0 3.2 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.2

Construction

361 390 407 376 415 418 4.9 5.2 5.4 5.0 5.5 5.6

Manufacturing

320 334 331 326 320 357 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.8

Durable goods

180 188 180 177 183 206 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.6

Nondurable goods

141 147 151 149 137 151 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,174 1,134 1,118 1,217 1,202 1,215 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.3 4.4

Wholesale trade

135 148 152 165 145 164 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.4 2.8

Retail trade

838 768 767 807 817 814 5.3 4.9 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

201 219 199 246 241 237 3.3 3.6 3.3 4.0 3.9 3.9

Information

92 91 90 95 94 79 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.8

Financial activities

209 211 219 231 240 213 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.4

Finance and insurance

143 134 125 140 151 131 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 78 94 91 89 82 2.9 3.4 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.5

Professional and business services

1,079 1,139 1,059 1,148 1,145 1,187 5.1 5.3 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.5

Education and health services

628 622 611 682 633 655 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.7

Educational services

95 95 89 91 98 92 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

532 527 522 590 535 563 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

1,097 1,047 1,096 1,144 1,110 1,115 6.7 6.3 6.6 6.9 6.6 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

164 173 136 150 159 153 6.8 7.0 5.6 6.1 6.5 6.2

Accommodation and food services

932 874 960 994 951 962 6.7 6.1 6.7 7.0 6.7 6.8

Other services

219 215 218 226 199 190 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.3 3.2

Government

342 349 339 336 347 355 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6

Federal

36 34 33 37 40 41 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4

State and local

306 315 306 300 307 314 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

State and local education

160 178 174 158 153 157 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local, excluding education

146 137 132 142 154 156 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

854 924 896 870 914 844 3.1 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.0

South

2,253 2,078 2,114 2,237 2,287 2,269 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.1

Midwest

1,234 1,216 1,224 1,298 1,195 1,304 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.9

West

1,216 1,339 1,278 1,404 1,336 1,391 3.5 3.8 3.7 4.0 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: November 05, 2019