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

Total

5,590 5,739 5,580 5,657 5,762 5,614 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,219 5,387 5,211 5,307 5,419 5,288 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.1

Mining and logging

30 24 26 29 31 23 4.0 3.3 3.5 4.0 4.3 3.2

Construction

394 431 450 416 432 379 5.3 5.7 6.0 5.5 5.7 5.0

Manufacturing

339 349 333 318 342 339 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.6

Durable goods

169 205 205 184 193 190 2.1 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.4

Nondurable goods

169 144 128 134 149 149 3.6 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.1 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,087 1,201 1,062 1,198 1,115 1,179 3.9 4.3 3.8 4.3 4.0 4.2

Wholesale trade

144 161 136 147 123 137 2.4 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.1 2.3

Retail trade

726 796 687 816 741 790 4.6 5.1 4.4 5.2 4.7 5.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

217 244 240 235 250 251 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.0

Information

101 82 92 79 84 78 3.6 2.8 3.2 2.7 2.9 2.7

Financial activities

183 216 200 213 203 219 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5

Finance and insurance

112 135 127 143 134 146 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 81 72 70 69 73 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1

Professional and business services

1,071 1,141 1,079 1,131 1,134 1,086 5.1 5.3 5.0 5.3 5.3 5.0

Education and health services

715 661 668 663 690 697 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8

Educational services

95 86 101 89 97 84 2.6 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.2

Health care and social assistance

619 575 567 574 593 613 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

1,088 1,096 1,067 1,063 1,146 1,086 6.6 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.8 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

159 152 170 175 184 161 6.6 6.2 6.9 7.1 7.4 6.5

Accommodation and food services

929 944 896 888 963 925 6.6 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.7 6.5

Other services

211 186 234 197 242 202 3.6 3.2 4.0 3.3 4.1 3.4

Government

371 352 369 350 343 327 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4

Federal

33 41 55 41 45 39 1.2 1.4 2.0 1.4 1.6 1.4

State and local

337 311 314 309 298 288 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

State and local education

163 158 160 157 164 152 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4

State and local, excluding education

175 153 154 152 134 136 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

805 851 936 909 887 895 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2

South

2,281 2,296 2,076 2,147 2,249 2,194 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.9

Midwest

1,205 1,221 1,186 1,235 1,220 1,243 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.8

West

1,299 1,371 1,382 1,366 1,406 1,282 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.6

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020