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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)
May
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

5,547 5,713 5,595 14,643 9,975 4,145 3.7 3.8 3.7 9.7 7.6 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,211 5,382 5,244 14,243 9,536 3,857 4.1 4.2 4.0 11.1 8.8 3.5

Mining and logging

24 24 20 42 67 29 3.3 3.4 2.8 6.0 10.2 4.6

Construction

380 386 359 756 835 311 5.1 5.1 4.7 9.9 12.7 4.4

Manufacturing

336 331 318 804 762 284 2.6 2.6 2.5 6.3 6.6 2.4

Durable goods

190 184 183 474 511 173 2.4 2.3 2.3 5.9 7.2 2.4

Nondurable goods

146 147 135 329 251 111 3.1 3.1 2.8 6.9 5.8 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,147 1,220 1,221 2,408 1,953 929 4.1 4.4 4.4 8.7 8.0 3.7

Wholesale trade

152 137 155 252 281 179 2.6 2.3 2.6 4.2 5.1 3.2

Retail trade

766 830 812 1,654 1,267 516 4.9 5.3 5.2 10.6 9.5 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

229 253 254 502 405 234 3.7 4.1 4.1 8.1 7.2 4.2

Information

93 75 87 107 128 54 3.2 2.6 3.0 3.7 4.9 2.1

Financial activities

215 217 210 350 299 160 2.5 2.5 2.4 4.0 3.5 1.9

Finance and insurance

129 141 150 169 112 104 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.6 1.7 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

86 75 60 181 187 56 3.7 3.2 2.5 7.7 8.8 2.6

Professional and business services

1,123 1,151 1,073 1,714 1,359 819 5.3 5.3 5.0 8.0 7.1 4.2

Education and health services

635 701 699 1,747 1,323 535 2.6 2.9 2.8 7.1 6.1 2.4

Educational services

94 83 93 327 277 52 2.5 2.2 2.4 8.6 8.3 1.5

Health care and social assistance

541 617 606 1,420 1,046 483 2.7 3.0 2.9 6.9 5.7 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,045 1,090 1,036 5,345 1,989 619 6.3 6.5 6.1 32.7 23.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

172 172 157 599 314 103 7.1 6.9 6.3 24.5 27.2 8.8

Accommodation and food services

873 918 880 4,746 1,675 516 6.2 6.4 6.1 34.1 22.5 6.0

Other services

214 187 220 969 821 117 3.6 3.1 3.7 16.4 17.9 2.4

Government

336 331 351 400 439 288 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.4

Federal

34 48 41 39 39 67 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.3 2.3

State and local

302 283 311 361 400 220 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1 1.2

State and local education

170 149 155 180 170 103 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.1

State and local, excluding education

132 134 156 181 230 117 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.6 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

883 913 888 2,807 1,851 704 3.2 3.3 3.2 10.1 7.7 2.9

South

2,097 2,255 2,097 4,978 3,429 1,704 3.8 4.0 3.8 9.0 7.2 3.5

Midwest

1,202 1,251 1,293 3,635 2,170 838 3.7 3.8 3.9 11.0 7.6 2.9

West

1,364 1,293 1,317 3,222 2,525 900 3.9 3.7 3.7 9.1 8.3 2.9

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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and all regions' data in this table have been corrected for the month of January 2020.

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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2020