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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)
Mar.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)
Mar.
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)

Total

4,909 4,531 13,808 3.3 3.0 9.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,678 4,300 13,517 3.7 3.4 10.6

Mining and logging

35 22 43 4.8 3.1 6.1

Construction

309 277 708 4.3 3.8 9.7

Manufacturing

344 279 710 2.7 2.2 5.6

Durable goods

190 160 458 2.4 2.0 5.7

Nondurable goods

154 118 252 3.2 2.5 5.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

986 1,029 2,202 3.6 3.7 8.0

Wholesale trade

136 134 319 2.3 2.3 5.4

Retail trade

648 683 1,499 4.2 4.4 9.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

202 212 385 3.3 3.4 6.3

Information

84 76 102 3.0 2.6 3.5

Financial activities

155 184 328 1.8 2.1 3.7

Finance and insurance

108 130 159 1.7 2.0 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

48 54 169 2.1 2.3 7.3

Professional and business services

1,077 918 1,487 5.2 4.3 7.0

Education and health services

646 585 1,642 2.7 2.4 6.7

Educational services

54 56 283 1.4 1.4 7.1

Health care and social assistance

592 529 1,359 2.9 2.6 6.6

Leisure and hospitality

869 769 5,262 5.4 4.7 32.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 77 522 4.4 3.4 22.8

Accommodation and food services

769 692 4,740 5.6 4.9 34.6

Other services

172 162 1,034 3.0 2.7 17.6

Government

232 230 291 1.0 1.0 1.3

Federal

35 36 36 1.3 1.3 1.3

State and local

196 194 254 1.0 1.0 1.3

State and local education

87 83 101 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

109 111 154 1.2 1.2 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

711 641 2,669 2.6 2.3 9.6

South

2,096 1,776 4,649 3.8 3.2 8.4

Midwest

999 1,051 3,419 3.1 3.2 10.4

West

1,103 1,063 3,071 3.2 3.0 8.8

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: May 15, 2020