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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)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

5,988 5,482 6,036 4.0 3.6 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,664 5,183 5,741 4.5 4.0 4.5

Mining and logging

37 33 28 5.0 4.6 3.9

Construction

430 474 416 6.1 6.4 5.8

Manufacturing

328 286 339 2.6 2.2 2.7

Durable goods

173 161 201 2.2 2.0 2.5

Nondurable goods

155 125 138 3.3 2.6 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,401 1,149 1,494 5.1 4.0 5.4

Wholesale trade

153 106 147 2.6 1.8 2.5

Retail trade

896 748 961 5.7 4.6 6.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

352 295 386 5.7 4.6 6.2

Information

120 80 93 4.3 2.8 3.3

Financial activities

212 180 252 2.5 2.0 2.9

Finance and insurance

129 115 167 2.0 1.8 2.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

84 65 85 3.7 2.8 3.7

Professional and business services

1,168 1,155 1,178 5.6 5.3 5.6

Education and health services

755 592 738 3.2 2.4 3.0

Educational services

92 69 82 2.5 1.8 2.2

Health care and social assistance

663 523 655 3.3 2.5 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,010 1,005 1,011 6.4 6.1 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

119 174 121 5.5 7.5 5.4

Accommodation and food services

891 831 890 6.6 5.9 6.4

Other services

203 229 194 3.5 3.9 3.3

Government

324 299 295 1.4 1.3 1.3

Federal

40 49 46 1.4 1.7 1.6

State and local

283 249 249 1.4 1.2 1.3

State and local education

137 127 127 1.3 1.2 1.2

State and local, excluding education

146 123 122 1.6 1.3 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

892 884 993 3.3 3.2 3.6

South

2,436 2,070 2,346 4.5 3.7 4.3

Midwest

1,296 1,193 1,343 4.0 3.6 4.1

West

1,364 1,335 1,353 4.0 3.8 3.9

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: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020