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.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)
Jan.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017(p)

Total

5,539 4,851 5,780 3.9 3.3 4.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,216 4,562 5,461 4.4 3.7 4.5

Mining and logging

47 19 29 6.5 2.9 4.4

Construction

318 432 395 5.1 6.5 6.2

Manufacturing

261 248 301 2.1 2.0 2.5

Durable goods

161 137 176 2.1 1.8 2.3

Nondurable goods

100 111 125 2.2 2.4 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,403 965 1,360 5.2 3.4 5.0

Wholesale trade

150 115 151 2.6 2.0 2.6

Retail trade

955 644 857 6.1 3.9 5.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

298 206 352 5.4 3.5 6.3

Information

105 74 103 3.9 2.7 3.8

Financial activities

234 153 248 2.9 1.8 3.0

Finance and insurance

157 102 173 2.6 1.6 2.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

77 51 75 3.7 2.3 3.5

Professional and business services

1,215 1,150 1,194 6.2 5.6 5.9

Education and health services

599 512 661 2.7 2.2 2.9

Educational services

88 54 76 2.6 1.5 2.2

Health care and social assistance

511 458 585 2.7 2.4 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

862 845 959 5.8 5.5 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

116 130 107 6.0 6.3 5.4

Accommodation and food services

746 715 851 5.8 5.4 6.5

Other services

172 163 211 3.1 2.9 3.7

Government

322 289 319 1.5 1.3 1.4

Federal

69 40 64 2.5 1.4 2.3

State and local

253 248 255 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local education

126 103 118 1.2 1.0 1.1

State and local, excluding education

127 145 137 1.4 1.6 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

926 820 953 3.6 3.0 3.6

South

2,076 1,795 2,149 4.0 3.4 4.1

Midwest

1,229 1,125 1,320 3.9 3.5 4.1

West

1,308 1,111 1,358 4.1 3.3 4.2

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 16, 2017