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.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

5,183 5,041 5,075 5,084 5,247 5,071 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,844 4,699 4,720 4,754 4,908 4,730 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.8

Mining and logging

43 30 25 22 32 35 6.0 4.5 3.7 3.3 4.8 5.2

Construction

334 322 323 369 361 334 5.0 4.8 4.8 5.4 5.3 4.9

Manufacturing

307 282 286 287 304 292 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.4

Durable goods

189 159 165 163 163 155 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0

Nondurable goods

118 123 121 124 141 137 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7 3.0 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,047 1,049 1,018 958 1,012 1,035 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.8

Wholesale trade

137 122 129 142 150 125 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.1

Retail trade

742 732 698 631 670 739 4.7 4.6 4.4 4.0 4.2 4.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

167 196 191 185 192 171 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.0

Information

73 76 73 82 87 85 2.6 2.7 2.6 3.0 3.2 3.1

Financial activities

225 161 160 162 198 182 2.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.4 2.2

Finance and insurance

163 99 120 107 133 128 2.7 1.6 1.9 1.7 2.1 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 62 40 55 65 54 2.9 2.9 1.9 2.5 3.0 2.5

Professional and business services

1,072 1,051 1,069 1,132 1,068 1,036 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.5 5.2 5.1

Education and health services

567 592 610 596 639 563 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.5

Educational services

94 73 72 73 82 60 2.7 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.3 1.6

Health care and social assistance

473 520 539 522 557 503 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,018 966 986 974 987 974 6.6 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

128 155 144 156 135 139 5.8 6.9 6.4 7.0 6.0 6.2

Accommodation and food services

889 811 842 817 852 835 6.7 6.0 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.2

Other services

160 170 170 172 219 194 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.8 3.4

Government

339 342 355 330 339 341 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Federal

39 35 43 41 38 32 1.4 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.1

State and local

300 307 313 289 301 309 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6

State and local education

160 136 155 133 151 166 1.6 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

140 170 158 156 149 144 1.5 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

824 796 848 812 840 848 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.1

South

2,005 1,951 1,947 1,966 1,991 1,986 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7

Midwest

1,167 1,141 1,113 1,128 1,177 1,097 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.4

West

1,186 1,153 1,166 1,178 1,239 1,140 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7 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: April 11, 2017