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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)
Oct.
2022
July
2023
Aug.
2023
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023(p)
Change from:
Sept. 2023 -
Oct. 2023(p)
Oct.
2022
July
2023
Aug.
2023
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023(p)
Change from:
Sept. 2023 -
Oct. 2023(p)

Total

5,846 5,638 5,687 5,595 5,646 51 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 0.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,488 5,268 5,343 5,288 5,344 56 4.2 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.0 0.1

Mining and logging

18 25 26 21 25 4 2.9 3.8 4.0 3.3 3.8 0.5

Construction

325 364 344 312 346 34 4.2 4.6 4.3 3.9 4.3 0.4

Manufacturing

397 415 384 382 369 -13 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.8 -0.1

Durable goods

204 211 192 207 208 1 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.6 0.1

Nondurable goods

192 204 193 175 161 -14 3.9 4.2 4.0 3.6 3.3 -0.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,220 1,158 1,119 1,181 1,146 -35 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.0 -0.1

Wholesale trade

151 125 139 154 141 -13 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.3 -0.2

Retail trade

742 714 655 731 680 -51 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.7 4.4 -0.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

327 318 325 296 325 29 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.1 4.5 0.4

Information

94 113 68 81 68 -13 3.0 3.7 2.2 2.6 2.2 -0.4

Financial activities

222 181 215 204 213 9 2.4 2.0 2.3 2.2 2.3 0.1

Finance and insurance

142 112 141 127 142 15 2.1 1.7 2.1 1.9 2.1 0.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

79 69 74 77 71 -6 3.3 2.8 3.0 3.2 2.9 -0.3

Professional and business services

1,125 1,096 1,123 1,067 1,188 121 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.6 5.2 0.6

Education and health services

749 759 800 766 809 43 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 0.1

Educational services

102 95 88 91 94 3 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.4 0.1

Health care and social assistance

647 664 712 675 715 40 3.1 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.3 0.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,123 953 1,048 1,080 997 -83 7.0 5.7 6.3 6.5 6.0 -0.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

133 144 160 167 135 -32 5.6 5.8 6.5 6.7 5.4 -1.3

Accommodation and food services

990 809 888 914 862 -52 7.2 5.7 6.3 6.4 6.1 -0.3

Other services

216 205 215 194 184 -10 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.3 3.1 -0.2

Government

358 370 344 306 303 -3 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.0

Federal

37 39 32 41 35 -6 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.2 -0.2

State and local

321 331 312 266 268 2 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.3 0.0

State and local education

166 165 165 136 136 0 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.3 1.3 0.0

State and local, excluding education

156 166 148 129 131 2 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 0.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

797 826 752 781 933 152 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.3 0.5

South

2,500 2,376 2,402 2,366 2,371 5 4.4 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.0

Midwest

1,237 1,191 1,291 1,191 1,104 -87 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.3 -0.3

West

1,312 1,245 1,241 1,256 1,238 -18 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.3 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) The total separations level is 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 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

NOTE: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: December 05, 2023