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.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)

Total

6,365 6,057 6,780 4.3 4.1 4.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,863 5,615 6,243 4.7 4.4 4.9

Mining and logging

23 37 38 3.4 4.9 5.0

Construction

410 378 383 5.7 5.0 5.1

Manufacturing

385 390 443 3.1 3.0 3.5

Durable goods

222 223 252 2.9 2.8 3.2

Nondurable goods

163 167 191 3.4 3.5 4.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,138 1,145 1,353 4.1 4.1 4.9

Wholesale trade

167 136 174 2.8 2.3 2.9

Retail trade

771 808 947 4.9 5.1 6.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

200 201 232 3.5 3.4 4.0

Information

92 83 90 3.3 3.0 3.2

Financial activities

252 224 276 3.0 2.6 3.2

Finance and insurance

166 143 187 2.6 2.3 2.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

87 80 88 3.9 3.5 3.8

Professional and business services

1,223 1,181 1,236 5.9 5.6 5.8

Education and health services

777 794 775 3.4 3.4 3.3

Educational services

115 145 130 3.4 4.2 3.8

Health care and social assistance

662 649 645 3.4 3.3 3.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,282 1,132 1,356 7.6 6.6 7.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

250 131 265 9.5 4.8 10.0

Accommodation and food services

1,033 1,001 1,091 7.3 6.9 7.6

Other services

279 251 294 4.8 4.2 5.0

Government

502 442 537 2.4 2.1 2.5

Federal

42 32 36 1.5 1.2 1.3

State and local

460 409 501 2.5 2.2 2.7

State and local education

197 242 255 2.2 2.7 2.8

State and local, excluding education

263 168 246 2.8 1.8 2.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

1,088 828 1,022 4.0 3.0 3.7

South

2,366 2,552 2,689 4.4 4.7 4.9

Midwest

1,446 1,318 1,528 4.5 4.0 4.6

West

1,466 1,358 1,542 4.3 4.0 4.5

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.
(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: October 16, 2018