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)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

5,101 5,247 5,008 5,198 5,008 5,259 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,762 4,908 4,662 4,882 4,681 4,926 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0 3.8 4.0

Mining and logging

27 32 32 25 23 27 4.0 4.8 4.7 3.6 3.3 3.8

Construction

330 361 339 374 377 355 4.9 5.3 4.9 5.4 5.5 5.2

Manufacturing

294 304 280 318 317 327 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.6

Durable goods

181 163 155 173 162 172 2.4 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2

Nondurable goods

113 141 125 146 155 155 2.4 3.0 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,012 1,012 1,056 1,063 948 1,052 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.8

Wholesale trade

131 150 135 132 116 126 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.1

Retail trade

693 670 749 745 663 736 4.4 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

188 192 171 186 168 190 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.4

Information

78 87 79 79 74 78 2.8 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9

Financial activities

178 198 182 201 184 217 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.6

Finance and insurance

118 133 127 126 110 134 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

60 65 55 75 74 82 2.8 3.0 2.5 3.4 3.4 3.8

Professional and business services

1,071 1,068 999 1,033 1,001 1,090 5.3 5.2 4.9 5.0 4.9 5.3

Education and health services

604 639 548 635 594 612 2.7 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.7

Educational services

100 82 59 90 86 97 2.8 2.3 1.6 2.5 2.4 2.7

Health care and social assistance

504 557 488 545 508 515 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.8 2.6 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

989 987 968 966 943 949 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.9 6.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

150 135 140 137 133 133 6.8 6.0 6.2 6.1 5.9 5.9

Accommodation and food services

840 852 828 829 810 816 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.0

Other services

178 219 179 188 220 219 3.1 3.8 3.1 3.3 3.8 3.8

Government

339 339 347 315 328 333 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5

Federal

29 38 35 37 34 26 1.0 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 0.9

State and local

310 301 312 278 293 307 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.6

State and local education

152 151 168 130 147 142 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4

State and local, excluding education

158 149 144 148 147 165 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

769 840 866 816 808 843 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1

South

1,995 1,991 1,971 2,057 1,992 2,178 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 4.1

Midwest

1,161 1,177 1,057 1,162 1,044 1,104 3.6 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.4

West

1,175 1,239 1,114 1,163 1,165 1,133 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.5 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: July 11, 2017