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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)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

4,626 5,842 4,404 3.1 4.1 3.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,392 5,583 4,179 3.4 4.7 3.5

Mining and logging

22 23 23 3.3 3.8 3.9

Construction

275 379 352 3.8 5.4 5.0

Manufacturing

301 363 319 2.4 3.0 2.6

Durable goods

181 213 173 2.3 2.8 2.3

Nondurable goods

120 151 146 2.5 3.3 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,057 1,566 942 3.8 5.8 3.5

Wholesale trade

137 152 123 2.3 2.7 2.2

Retail trade

710 890 624 4.6 5.9 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

209 524 194 3.3 8.4 3.2

Information

77 85 66 2.6 3.2 2.5

Financial activities

186 235 176 2.1 2.7 2.0

Finance and insurance

129 151 116 2.0 2.3 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

57 83 60 2.5 3.8 2.7

Professional and business services

951 1,083 920 4.5 5.3 4.5

Education and health services

607 755 562 2.5 3.3 2.4

Educational services

58 43 47 1.5 1.3 1.3

Health care and social assistance

549 712 514 2.6 3.6 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

764 902 612 4.7 7.2 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

78 107 46 3.4 7.0 2.9

Accommodation and food services

686 795 566 4.9 7.2 5.0

Other services

151 191 207 2.6 3.5 3.8

Government

234 260 226 1.0 1.2 1.0

Federal

35 74 34 1.2 2.6 1.2

State and local

199 186 192 1.0 1.0 1.0

State and local education

83 53 81 0.8 0.5 0.8

State and local, excluding education

116 133 111 1.3 1.5 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

653 916 666 2.4 3.6 2.6

South

1,836 2,320 1,789 3.3 4.5 3.4

Midwest

1,038 1,234 977 3.2 4.0 3.2

West

1,100 1,372 972 3.1 4.2 2.9

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

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Last Modified Date: April 06, 2021