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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
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

5,602 9,670 4,041 3.7 7.4 3.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,199 9,345 3,694 4.1 8.6 3.3

Mining and logging

23 66 26 3.1 10.3 4.2

Construction

363 800 277 4.8 12.3 3.9

Manufacturing

343 763 282 2.7 6.7 2.4

Durable goods

191 518 172 2.4 7.3 2.4

Nondurable goods

151 245 110 3.2 5.7 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,119 1,865 889 4.1 7.7 3.6

Wholesale trade

147 287 173 2.5 5.2 3.1

Retail trade

770 1,202 500 5.0 9.1 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

201 376 216 3.3 6.8 3.9

Information

91 126 50 3.2 4.8 1.9

Financial activities

212 304 152 2.4 3.6 1.8

Finance and insurance

127 117 95 2.0 1.8 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

85 187 57 3.7 8.9 2.6

Professional and business services

1,150 1,375 850 5.4 7.2 4.4

Education and health services

668 1,280 551 2.8 5.8 2.5

Educational services

127 247 78 3.4 7.1 2.3

Health care and social assistance

541 1,032 473 2.7 5.6 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,015 1,954 504 6.0 22.9 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

129 294 50 5.2 26.1 4.1

Accommodation and food services

885 1,660 454 6.2 22.5 5.2

Other services

216 811 114 3.7 17.7 2.3

Government

403 325 348 1.8 1.5 1.6

Federal

29 33 63 1.0 1.2 2.2

State and local

374 292 285 1.9 1.5 1.5

State and local education

248 96 178 2.3 0.9 1.8

State and local, excluding education

125 196 107 1.4 2.2 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

817 1,771 628 3.0 7.4 2.6

South

2,202 3,330 1,699 4.0 7.0 3.5

Midwest

1,203 2,067 826 3.7 7.3 2.8

West

1,380 2,502 889 3.9 8.3 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: July 07, 2020