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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)
Dec.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020(p)
Dec.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020(p)

Total

5,762 4,689 4,844 5,142 5,523 5,460 3.8 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,419 4,413 4,504 4,674 5,110 5,130 4.2 3.7 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

31 19 23 21 20 18 4.3 3.1 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.9

Construction

432 324 290 331 361 366 5.7 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.9 4.9

Manufacturing

342 332 354 350 366 374 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0

Durable goods

193 190 206 200 205 208 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7

Nondurable goods

149 141 148 150 161 166 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,115 1,103 1,063 1,123 1,088 1,055 4.0 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.0 3.9

Wholesale trade

123 152 125 131 137 145 2.1 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5

Retail trade

741 719 687 739 715 709 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

250 232 251 253 235 201 4.0 4.0 4.3 4.3 3.9 3.3

Information

84 57 51 56 71 70 2.9 2.2 1.9 2.1 2.7 2.7

Financial activities

203 205 190 193 186 171 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0

Finance and insurance

134 133 111 111 129 115 2.1 2.1 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

69 72 79 82 57 56 3.0 3.3 3.6 3.7 2.6 2.5

Professional and business services

1,134 960 989 1,011 1,129 1,052 5.3 4.8 4.9 4.9 5.5 5.1

Education and health services

690 606 618 647 667 674 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9

Educational services

97 59 64 80 88 105 2.5 1.7 1.9 2.3 2.5 3.1

Health care and social assistance

593 547 553 567 580 568 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,146 708 737 777 1,026 1,161 6.8 5.6 5.6 5.8 7.6 9.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

184 53 84 100 85 153 7.4 3.3 5.0 5.7 4.8 9.1

Accommodation and food services

963 655 653 678 941 1,008 6.7 5.9 5.7 5.8 8.1 8.9

Other services

242 98 190 163 197 191 4.1 1.8 3.5 3.0 3.6 3.5

Government

343 276 340 469 413 329 1.5 1.3 1.6 2.2 1.9 1.5

Federal

45 57 90 202 134 48 1.6 1.8 2.9 6.8 4.6 1.6

State and local

298 219 250 266 279 282 1.5 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5

State and local education

164 116 129 135 133 127 1.6 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3

State and local, excluding education

134 103 121 132 147 154 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

887 702 710 851 889 878 3.2 2.7 2.7 3.3 3.4 3.4

South

2,249 1,895 1,912 2,032 2,060 2,072 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0

Midwest

1,220 1,055 1,098 1,181 1,274 1,186 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.8

West

1,406 1,037 1,125 1,078 1,300 1,323 4.0 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.9 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: February 09, 2021