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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)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

5,044 5,269 4,934 3.3 3.7 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,790 4,841 4,612 3.7 4.0 3.8

Mining and logging

25 21 14 3.5 3.3 2.2

Construction

419 365 365 5.5 4.9 4.9

Manufacturing

268 377 302 2.1 3.1 2.5

Durable goods

147 213 168 1.8 2.8 2.2

Nondurable goods

121 164 134 2.5 3.5 2.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,102 1,122 992 3.9 4.2 3.6

Wholesale trade

129 143 124 2.2 2.5 2.2

Retail trade

755 723 635 4.7 4.8 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

219 257 233 3.5 4.3 3.7

Information

67 53 61 2.3 2.0 2.3

Financial activities

192 186 152 2.2 2.1 1.7

Finance and insurance

124 105 100 1.9 1.6 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

67 81 51 2.9 3.7 2.3

Professional and business services

1,042 1,038 971 4.8 5.0 4.7

Education and health services

538 629 547 2.2 2.7 2.3

Educational services

52 59 59 1.3 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

486 570 488 2.3 2.9 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

969 904 1,050 5.9 6.8 8.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

193 159 120 8.4 9.2 7.2

Accommodation and food services

776 745 930 5.5 6.4 8.1

Other services

167 144 159 2.8 2.6 2.9

Government

253 428 322 1.1 2.0 1.5

Federal

39 204 131 1.4 6.8 4.5

State and local

214 223 191 1.1 1.2 1.0

State and local education

81 91 61 0.7 0.9 0.6

State and local, excluding education

133 132 131 1.4 1.5 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

827 865 733 2.9 3.3 2.8

South

1,851 2,071 1,848 3.3 3.9 3.5

Midwest

1,156 1,205 1,203 3.5 3.9 3.8

West

1,209 1,126 1,151 3.4 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: January 12, 2021