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)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

5,228 5,659 5,339 3.6 3.9 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,929 5,260 5,061 4.0 4.2 4.0

Mining and logging

31 25 36 4.6 3.5 5.0

Construction

362 384 381 5.2 5.4 5.3

Manufacturing

298 342 324 2.4 2.7 2.6

Durable goods

160 192 176 2.1 2.5 2.3

Nondurable goods

139 150 148 3.0 3.2 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,049 962 1,012 3.8 3.5 3.7

Wholesale trade

137 127 159 2.3 2.1 2.7

Retail trade

716 660 666 4.5 4.2 4.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

196 175 187 3.5 3.1 3.3

Information

77 97 65 2.8 3.6 2.4

Financial activities

166 173 233 2.0 2.0 2.8

Finance and insurance

98 111 157 1.6 1.8 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

68 62 76 3.1 2.8 3.4

Professional and business services

1,076 1,125 1,117 5.2 5.4 5.3

Education and health services

578 618 613 2.5 2.7 2.6

Educational services

51 75 59 1.4 2.1 1.5

Health care and social assistance

527 543 555 2.7 2.8 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

1,119 1,310 1,058 7.2 8.2 6.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

212 302 195 9.7 13.0 8.7

Accommodation and food services

907 1,008 864 6.7 7.3 6.3

Other services

172 223 222 3.0 3.9 3.8

Government

299 399 278 1.3 1.8 1.2

Federal

36 39 41 1.3 1.4 1.5

State and local

263 360 237 1.3 1.8 1.2

State and local education

84 107 86 0.8 1.0 0.8

State and local, excluding education

179 252 151 2.0 2.8 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

809 1,090 785 3.0 4.0 2.9

South

2,023 2,070 2,197 3.8 3.9 4.1

Midwest

1,193 1,240 1,167 3.7 3.8 3.5

West

1,203 1,258 1,190 3.6 3.7 3.5

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: December 11, 2017