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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)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

6,757 5,440 5,509 4.5 3.9 3.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

6,230 5,101 5,109 4.8 4.3 4.3

Mining and logging

30 27 23 4.0 4.2 3.6

Construction

450 367 354 5.8 4.9 4.8

Manufacturing

402 384 408 3.1 3.1 3.3

Durable goods

238 237 240 2.9 3.1 3.2

Nondurable goods

164 147 168 3.4 3.2 3.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,357 1,154 1,219 4.9 4.4 4.6

Wholesale trade

169 153 157 2.8 2.7 2.8

Retail trade

917 734 823 5.9 5.0 5.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

271 267 239 4.4 4.7 4.2

Information

106 60 69 3.7 2.3 2.7

Financial activities

288 204 251 3.3 2.3 2.9

Finance and insurance

195 121 178 3.0 1.9 2.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

93 83 72 3.9 3.7 3.2

Professional and business services

1,191 1,039 960 5.5 5.2 4.7

Education and health services

762 751 732 3.2 3.3 3.2

Educational services

151 103 109 4.3 3.3 3.4

Health care and social assistance

611 648 623 3.0 3.3 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,375 894 939 8.0 6.8 7.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

266 102 142 9.8 5.6 7.9

Accommodation and food services

1,109 791 797 7.6 7.0 7.0

Other services

269 222 155 4.5 4.1 2.8

Government

527 339 399 2.4 1.7 1.9

Federal

48 45 64 1.7 1.5 2.0

State and local

479 294 335 2.5 1.7 1.9

State and local education

215 174 172 2.3 2.1 2.0

State and local, excluding education

264 120 163 2.8 1.3 1.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,158 801 903 4.2 3.1 3.5

South

2,634 2,120 2,140 4.8 4.2 4.1

Midwest

1,431 1,220 1,237 4.4 4.0 4.0

West

1,534 1,300 1,229 4.4 4.0 3.8

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: October 07, 2020