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Table 10. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2022
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)
Dec.
2022
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)

Total

5,598 4,784 5,074 3.6 3.0 3.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,237 4,542 4,759 3.9 3.4 3.5

Mining and logging

18 18 16 2.9 2.8 2.5

Construction

385 356 386 5.0 4.4 4.8

Manufacturing

317 286 252 2.4 2.2 1.9

Durable goods

165 154 138 2.0 1.9 1.7

Nondurable goods

152 131 114 3.1 2.7 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,306 1,046 1,140 4.4 3.6 3.8

Wholesale trade

145 122 164 2.4 2.0 2.7

Retail trade

764 617 601 4.8 3.9 3.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

396 307 374 5.2 4.1 4.9

Information

101 71 58 3.2 2.3 1.9

Financial activities

160 170 174 1.8 1.9 1.9

Finance and insurance

107 111 105 1.6 1.6 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

53 60 69 2.2 2.4 2.8

Professional and business services

1,119 927 1,081 4.9 4.0 4.7

Education and health services

725 671 636 2.9 2.6 2.4

Educational services

75 50 72 1.9 1.2 1.8

Health care and social assistance

650 621 563 3.1 2.8 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

902 836 849 5.7 5.1 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

127 159 153 5.7 6.7 6.4

Accommodation and food services

775 677 696 5.7 4.8 4.9

Other services

204 160 166 3.5 2.7 2.8

Government

361 243 315 1.6 1.0 1.4

Federal

56 34 45 1.9 1.2 1.5

State and local

305 208 270 1.5 1.0 1.3

State and local education

124 84 118 1.2 0.8 1.1

State and local, excluding education

182 124 152 2.0 1.3 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

890 792 815 3.2 2.8 2.9

South

2,195 1,791 2,079 3.8 3.0 3.5

Midwest

1,214 1,066 1,056 3.7 3.2 3.1

West

1,300 1,135 1,124 3.5 3.0 3.0

Footnotes
(1) The total separations level is 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 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: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

Last Modified Date: January 30, 2024