Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

5,052 4,822 5,267 3.5 3.3 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,647 4,591 4,882 3.8 3.7 3.9

Mining and logging

27 23 27 4.0 3.3 3.9

Construction

302 367 333 4.5 5.4 4.8

Manufacturing

287 312 334 2.3 2.5 2.7

Durable goods

176 163 175 2.3 2.1 2.3

Nondurable goods

110 149 159 2.4 3.2 3.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

968 918 1,020 3.6 3.4 3.7

Wholesale trade

126 122 120 2.1 2.1 2.0

Retail trade

680 640 731 4.3 4.1 4.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

163 156 169 2.9 2.8 3.0

Information

75 73 77 2.7 2.7 2.8

Financial activities

172 194 218 2.1 2.3 2.6

Finance and insurance

115 118 139 1.9 1.9 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 76 79 2.7 3.5 3.6

Professional and business services

1,068 1,035 1,093 5.3 5.0 5.3

Education and health services

633 564 648 2.8 2.4 2.8

Educational services

124 62 127 3.5 1.6 3.4

Health care and social assistance

509 502 521 2.7 2.6 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

939 897 912 5.9 5.7 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

118 130 106 5.1 5.9 4.5

Accommodation and food services

820 767 806 6.1 5.7 5.8

Other services

176 208 220 3.1 3.6 3.8

Government

405 230 385 1.8 1.0 1.7

Federal

26 33 21 0.9 1.2 0.7

State and local

379 198 364 1.9 1.0 1.8

State and local education

239 81 215 2.2 0.7 2.0

State and local, excluding education

140 117 149 1.5 1.3 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

688 752 771 2.6 2.8 2.8

South

2,021 1,964 2,250 3.8 3.7 4.2

Midwest

1,142 971 1,097 3.6 3.0 3.4

West

1,200 1,135 1,149 3.6 3.4 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