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)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017(p)

Total

5,246 6,279 5,611 3.6 4.3 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,852 5,775 5,205 3.9 4.6 4.2

Mining and logging

29 30 25 4.3 4.1 3.5

Construction

292 374 364 4.2 5.2 5.1

Manufacturing

301 379 352 2.4 3.0 2.8

Durable goods

173 214 200 2.2 2.7 2.6

Nondurable goods

128 164 152 2.7 3.5 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,032 1,149 967 3.8 4.2 3.5

Wholesale trade

121 171 130 2.1 2.9 2.2

Retail trade

717 781 665 4.6 4.9 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

193 197 172 3.5 3.5 3.0

Information

80 93 88 2.9 3.4 3.3

Financial activities

159 256 183 1.9 3.0 2.2

Finance and insurance

106 170 125 1.7 2.7 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

53 86 58 2.5 3.8 2.6

Professional and business services

1,005 1,149 1,087 4.9 5.5 5.2

Education and health services

583 769 649 2.6 3.4 2.8

Educational services

70 118 78 2.0 3.5 2.2

Health care and social assistance

513 651 571 2.7 3.3 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,156 1,279 1,280 7.3 7.7 8.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

249 246 284 10.8 9.6 12.3

Accommodation and food services

907 1,033 996 6.7 7.3 7.3

Other services

214 297 209 3.8 5.1 3.6

Government

394 504 406 1.8 2.4 1.8

Federal

40 42 40 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local

353 462 365 1.8 2.5 1.9

State and local education

119 207 113 1.2 2.3 1.1

State and local, excluding education

234 255 253 2.6 2.7 2.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

947 1,099 1,048 3.5 4.1 3.9

South

1,951 2,382 2,032 3.7 4.5 3.8

Midwest

1,123 1,427 1,270 3.5 4.4 3.9

West

1,225 1,371 1,262 3.7 4.1 3.8

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: November 07, 2017