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)
Feb.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)
Feb.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018(p)

Total

5,031 5,273 5,254 5,314 5,319 5,192 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,673 4,929 4,897 4,959 4,989 4,857 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9

Mining and logging

32 31 29 31 31 30 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.2

Construction

333 344 330 291 337 312 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.1 4.7 4.4

Manufacturing

283 314 325 337 343 352 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8

Durable goods

157 177 177 189 195 190 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4

Nondurable goods

126 137 148 148 148 161 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,047 1,014 1,015 1,050 1,061 1,015 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7

Wholesale trade

134 138 121 143 149 140 2.3 2.3 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.4

Retail trade

730 691 696 686 714 672 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 185 198 221 198 203 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.8 3.4 3.5

Information

80 81 73 88 93 90 2.9 2.9 2.6 3.2 3.4 3.3

Financial activities

186 219 173 172 212 200 2.2 2.6 2.0 2.0 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

128 152 133 121 147 152 2.1 2.4 2.1 1.9 2.3 2.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

58 67 40 51 65 48 2.7 3.0 1.8 2.3 2.9 2.2

Professional and business services

1,010 1,077 1,158 1,180 1,074 1,100 5.0 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.2 5.3

Education and health services

556 669 637 626 656 635 2.4 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7

Educational services

64 102 85 98 89 83 1.7 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.2

Health care and social assistance

492 567 552 529 566 552 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

965 968 992 981 988 977 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

145 155 165 142 157 132 6.3 6.6 7.1 6.0 6.7 5.6

Accommodation and food services

821 812 827 839 831 845 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1

Other services

181 212 166 204 195 146 3.1 3.7 2.8 3.5 3.3 2.5

Government

358 343 357 354 330 335 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

Federal

42 43 39 36 32 41 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.5

State and local

316 301 318 319 298 293 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

168 158 156 165 156 139 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3

State and local, excluding education

148 142 162 153 141 154 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

876 815 830 771 813 739 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.0 2.7

South

1,977 2,156 2,169 2,116 2,186 2,154 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.0

Midwest

1,098 1,137 1,096 1,164 1,116 1,080 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.3

West

1,080 1,165 1,159 1,263 1,204 1,219 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.6

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: April 13, 2018