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)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

5,394 6,005 5,634 3.6 4.0 3.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,107 5,631 5,343 4.1 4.4 4.2

Mining and logging

34 37 30 4.8 4.9 4.0

Construction

379 356 333 5.3 4.8 4.4

Manufacturing

326 330 355 2.6 2.6 2.8

Durable goods

177 186 198 2.3 2.3 2.5

Nondurable goods

150 144 157 3.2 3.0 3.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

992 1,157 1,156 3.6 4.2 4.1

Wholesale trade

151 137 159 2.5 2.3 2.6

Retail trade

665 835 755 4.2 5.3 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

176 186 242 3.0 3.1 4.0

Information

80 85 66 2.9 3.1 2.4

Financial activities

225 205 181 2.6 2.4 2.1

Finance and insurance

153 140 116 2.4 2.2 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

71 65 64 3.2 2.8 2.8

Professional and business services

1,090 1,190 1,129 5.2 5.6 5.3

Education and health services

657 661 657 2.8 2.8 2.7

Educational services

74 92 66 1.9 2.5 1.7

Health care and social assistance

583 569 591 3.0 2.8 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

1,104 1,360 1,216 6.9 8.2 7.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

220 276 228 9.6 11.4 9.8

Accommodation and food services

884 1,084 988 6.4 7.7 7.0

Other services

221 250 220 3.8 4.3 3.7

Government

288 375 291 1.3 1.7 1.3

Federal

43 38 35 1.5 1.3 1.2

State and local

244 337 256 1.2 1.7 1.3

State and local education

95 131 104 0.9 1.3 1.0

State and local, excluding education

149 206 152 1.6 2.2 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

802 1,011 728 2.9 3.7 2.6

South

2,217 2,455 2,338 4.1 4.5 4.2

Midwest

1,166 1,328 1,335 3.6 4.0 4.0

West

1,211 1,211 1,233 3.6 3.5 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: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: December 10, 2018