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)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)
Dec.
2016
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017(p)

Total

4,851 4,566 4,978 3.3 3.1 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,562 4,317 4,665 3.7 3.4 3.7

Mining and logging

19 27 33 2.9 3.7 4.5

Construction

432 327 326 6.5 4.6 4.7

Manufacturing

248 271 279 2.0 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

137 140 154 1.8 1.8 2.0

Nondurable goods

111 130 125 2.4 2.8 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

965 879 1,068 3.4 3.1 3.8

Wholesale trade

115 105 121 2.0 1.8 2.0

Retail trade

644 602 692 3.9 3.7 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

206 172 255 3.5 3.0 4.3

Information

74 60 79 2.7 2.2 2.9

Financial activities

153 143 157 1.8 1.7 1.8

Finance and insurance

102 104 108 1.6 1.7 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

51 39 49 2.3 1.8 2.2

Professional and business services

1,150 1,056 1,160 5.6 5.0 5.5

Education and health services

512 494 537 2.2 2.1 2.3

Educational services

54 46 72 1.5 1.2 1.9

Health care and social assistance

458 448 465 2.4 2.3 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

845 905 848 5.5 5.8 5.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

130 173 114 6.3 8.1 5.4

Accommodation and food services

715 733 734 5.4 5.4 5.4

Other services

163 156 178 2.9 2.7 3.1

Government

289 249 312 1.3 1.1 1.4

Federal

40 37 33 1.4 1.3 1.2

State and local

248 211 280 1.3 1.1 1.4

State and local education

103 74 135 1.0 0.7 1.3

State and local, excluding education

145 137 144 1.6 1.5 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

820 726 798 3.0 2.6 2.9

South

1,795 1,839 1,871 3.4 3.4 3.5

Midwest

1,125 992 1,195 3.5 3.0 3.6

West

1,111 1,010 1,113 3.3 3.0 3.3

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: February 06, 2018