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.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

5,041 5,309 5,362 5,273 5,244 5,178 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,699 4,997 5,012 4,932 4,910 4,852 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9

Mining and logging

30 25 29 27 23 34 4.5 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.1 4.7

Construction

322 340 367 337 378 346 4.8 4.9 5.3 4.9 5.5 5.0

Manufacturing

282 315 320 301 315 308 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.5

Durable goods

159 182 181 172 179 174 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2

Nondurable goods

123 133 139 128 136 134 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,049 1,063 1,015 1,020 977 1,013 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7

Wholesale trade

122 131 150 157 122 143 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.1 2.4

Retail trade

732 737 682 676 668 682 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

196 196 184 187 187 189 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

Information

76 67 87 83 96 64 2.7 2.4 3.2 3.0 3.5 2.4

Financial activities

161 200 200 212 180 229 1.9 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.7

Finance and insurance

99 130 125 131 116 156 1.6 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

62 70 75 81 64 73 2.9 3.2 3.4 3.7 2.9 3.3

Professional and business services

1,051 1,182 1,127 1,059 1,119 1,090 5.2 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.4 5.2

Education and health services

592 619 616 633 600 627 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7

Educational services

73 93 79 77 74 86 2.0 2.6 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.3

Health care and social assistance

520 526 537 556 525 541 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

966 980 991 998 1,020 922 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.4 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

155 170 188 164 159 139 6.9 7.5 8.3 7.2 7.0 6.1

Accommodation and food services

811 809 803 834 861 783 6.0 5.9 5.9 6.1 6.3 5.7

Other services

170 206 260 263 202 219 3.0 3.6 4.5 4.6 3.5 3.8

Government

342 312 351 341 334 326 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

35 31 41 37 37 39 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4

State and local

307 282 310 304 297 287 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

136 131 156 141 129 140 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.3

State and local, excluding education

170 150 154 162 168 147 1.9 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

796 865 886 872 900 787 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 2.9

South

1,951 2,164 2,173 2,007 2,009 2,131 3.7 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.8 4.0

Midwest

1,141 1,143 1,195 1,180 1,168 1,121 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4

West

1,153 1,138 1,108 1,213 1,167 1,139 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.4

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: December 11, 2017