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.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

5,061 4,910 5,265 3.4 3.2 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,748 4,666 4,967 3.8 3.6 3.9

Mining and logging

28 28 30 4.0 3.7 4.0

Construction

303 384 378 4.3 5.2 5.2

Manufacturing

283 308 275 2.3 2.4 2.1

Durable goods

154 164 140 2.0 2.0 1.7

Nondurable goods

129 145 136 2.7 3.0 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,096 987 1,182 3.9 3.5 4.1

Wholesale trade

123 144 134 2.1 2.4 2.2

Retail trade

713 640 798 4.4 3.9 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

260 203 250 4.3 3.3 4.0

Information

82 74 68 3.0 2.7 2.5

Financial activities

156 165 156 1.8 1.9 1.8

Finance and insurance

108 107 112 1.7 1.7 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

48 58 44 2.2 2.6 1.9

Professional and business services

1,201 983 1,178 5.8 4.6 5.5

Education and health services

542 570 642 2.3 2.4 2.7

Educational services

75 60 70 2.0 1.5 1.8

Health care and social assistance

467 510 572 2.4 2.5 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

862 966 891 5.4 6.0 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

110 180 124 5.1 8.1 5.5

Accommodation and food services

751 786 768 5.5 5.6 5.5

Other services

196 201 166 3.4 3.4 2.8

Government

313 244 298 1.4 1.1 1.3

Federal

34 33 45 1.2 1.2 1.6

State and local

279 211 253 1.4 1.1 1.3

State and local education

138 88 130 1.3 0.8 1.2

State and local, excluding education

141 123 123 1.6 1.3 1.3

REGION(3)

Northeast

785 668 719 2.9 2.4 2.6

South

1,925 1,987 2,142 3.5 3.6 3.9

Midwest

1,147 1,221 1,303 3.5 3.6 3.9

West

1,203 1,034 1,100 3.5 3.0 3.2

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

NOTE: Total nonfarm, government, federal government, and regional data in this table have been corrected for the months January 2011 through March 2018.

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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019