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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.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Sept.
2019
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)

Total

5,739 4,236 4,899 4,988 4,689 4,664 3.8 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,387 3,935 4,656 4,729 4,413 4,332 4.2 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.7 3.6

Mining and logging

24 31 28 26 19 23 3.3 4.9 4.4 4.2 3.1 3.8

Construction

431 292 343 347 324 260 5.7 4.2 4.8 4.8 4.5 3.6

Manufacturing

349 285 392 359 332 324 2.7 2.4 3.2 3.0 2.7 2.7

Durable goods

205 180 241 219 190 180 2.5 2.5 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.4

Nondurable goods

144 105 152 140 141 144 3.0 2.4 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,201 936 1,077 1,123 1,103 1,024 4.3 3.8 4.2 4.3 4.2 3.8

Wholesale trade

161 166 166 143 152 126 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.7 2.2

Retail trade

796 530 640 717 719 655 5.1 3.9 4.4 4.9 4.8 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

244 240 271 263 232 244 3.9 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.0 4.1

Information

82 56 54 56 57 61 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3

Financial activities

216 160 177 197 205 189 2.5 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.2

Finance and insurance

135 104 122 120 133 113 2.1 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

81 57 55 77 72 76 3.5 2.7 2.6 3.5 3.3 3.5

Professional and business services

1,141 875 926 986 960 953 5.3 4.5 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.7

Education and health services

661 538 603 632 606 611 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

Educational services

86 58 55 71 59 63 2.3 1.7 1.6 2.0 1.7 1.8

Health care and social assistance

575 480 548 561 547 548 2.8 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,096 640 858 820 708 712 6.6 6.4 7.2 6.5 5.6 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

152 105 136 115 53 78 6.2 8.8 9.2 7.3 3.3 4.6

Accommodation and food services

944 534 722 705 655 634 6.7 6.1 6.9 6.4 5.9 5.6

Other services

186 121 199 183 98 175 3.2 2.5 3.9 3.4 1.8 3.2

Government

352 302 243 259 276 332 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5

Federal

41 53 42 45 57 88 1.4 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.8

State and local

311 248 200 214 219 244 1.6 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3

State and local education

158 128 70 102 116 129 1.5 1.3 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.3

State and local, excluding education

153 120 130 112 103 115 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

851 727 841 766 702 649 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.5

South

2,296 1,675 1,862 1,915 1,895 1,854 4.1 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6

Midwest

1,221 900 1,080 1,121 1,055 1,079 3.7 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.4 3.5

West

1,371 933 1,115 1,185 1,037 1,082 3.9 3.0 3.5 3.7 3.2 3.3

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

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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2020