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.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)
Aug.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017(p)

Total

6,071 5,756 6,246 4.2 3.9 4.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,558 5,316 5,749 4.5 4.2 4.6

Mining and logging

31 31 31 4.7 4.3 4.2

Construction

374 385 390 5.4 5.4 5.4

Manufacturing

340 342 377 2.7 2.7 3.0

Durable goods

195 204 224 2.5 2.6 2.9

Nondurable goods

145 138 153 3.1 2.9 3.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,157 1,049 1,118 4.2 3.8 4.1

Wholesale trade

171 162 156 2.9 2.7 2.6

Retail trade

810 694 758 5.1 4.4 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

177 194 204 3.2 3.5 3.7

Information

78 95 89 2.8 3.5 3.3

Financial activities

216 200 256 2.6 2.3 3.0

Finance and insurance

155 123 169 2.5 2.0 2.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

61 78 86 2.8 3.5 3.8

Professional and business services

1,148 1,181 1,159 5.6 5.7 5.5

Education and health services

735 727 778 3.3 3.2 3.4

Educational services

134 111 127 4.1 3.3 3.8

Health care and social assistance

601 616 652 3.1 3.2 3.3

Leisure and hospitality

1,253 1,033 1,281 7.7 6.2 7.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

243 150 248 9.6 5.7 9.6

Accommodation and food services

1,010 883 1,033 7.3 6.3 7.3

Other services

225 272 270 3.9 4.7 4.6

Government

513 439 497 2.4 2.1 2.3

Federal

41 35 40 1.5 1.2 1.4

State and local

472 405 457 2.6 2.2 2.5

State and local education

229 245 211 2.5 2.8 2.3

State and local, excluding education

243 160 246 2.6 1.7 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,051 952 1,101 3.9 3.5 4.1

South

2,382 2,371 2,347 4.5 4.4 4.4

Midwest

1,324 1,226 1,424 4.1 3.8 4.4

West

1,314 1,208 1,373 4.0 3.6 4.1

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.
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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2017