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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)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

4,658 5,671 5,300 3.5 3.9 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,139 5,450 4,997 3.7 4.5 4.0

Mining and logging

29 21 21 4.8 3.4 3.4

Construction

280 323 310 4.0 4.4 4.1

Manufacturing

319 445 399 2.7 3.6 3.3

Durable goods

183 258 211 2.5 3.4 2.8

Nondurable goods

136 187 188 3.1 4.0 4.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

929 1,260 1,151 3.7 4.7 4.3

Wholesale trade

169 172 141 3.1 3.0 2.5

Retail trade

527 814 795 3.9 5.4 5.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

232 274 215 4.1 4.4 3.5

Information

95 90 72 3.7 3.3 2.6

Financial activities

166 215 200 1.9 2.5 2.3

Finance and insurance

106 151 132 1.6 2.3 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

60 64 68 2.8 2.9 3.0

Professional and business services

955 1,133 956 5.0 5.5 4.6

Education and health services

661 708 701 3.0 3.0 3.0

Educational services

103 70 82 3.1 1.9 2.3

Health care and social assistance

558 637 619 3.0 3.2 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

570 1,030 974 5.5 7.3 6.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 75 79 5.0 4.1 3.9

Accommodation and food services

507 955 895 5.6 7.8 7.1

Other services

136 224 214 2.8 4.0 3.8

Government

519 221 303 2.4 1.0 1.4

Federal

53 31 39 1.8 1.1 1.4

State and local

466 190 264 2.5 1.0 1.4

State and local education

336 74 140 3.4 0.7 1.4

State and local, excluding education

130 116 124 1.5 1.3 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

748 797 714 3.1 3.0 2.7

South

1,862 2,308 2,194 3.8 4.4 4.1

Midwest

993 1,176 1,192 3.4 3.8 3.8

West

1,055 1,390 1,199 3.4 4.1 3.5

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: July 07, 2021