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Table 15. Annual total separations levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 15. Annual total separations levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [in thousands]
Industry and region 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

59,930 61,512 63,497 66,199 67,856

INDUSTRY

Total private

56,020 57,440 59,429 62,058 63,640

Mining and logging

452 393 327 393 346

Construction

3,645 3,920 4,278 4,215 4,855

Manufacturing

3,160 3,363 3,813 4,123 4,021

Durable goods

1,883 1,981 2,116 2,291 2,277

Nondurable goods

1,278 1,382 1,695 1,830 1,744

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12,671 12,486 12,512 13,501 13,685

Wholesale trade

1,626 1,617 1,625 1,714 1,741

Retail trade

8,912 8,631 8,540 9,154 9,106

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

2,131 2,239 2,352 2,630 2,840

Information

949 929 1,014 1,057 1,100

Financial activities

2,226 2,217 2,381 2,334 2,508

Finance and insurance

1,480 1,471 1,576 1,530 1,597

Real estate and rental and leasing

745 747 806 804 912

Professional and business services

12,434 13,013 13,024 13,294 13,488

Education and health services

6,872 7,107 7,558 8,034 8,046

Educational services

1,013 1,038 1,068 1,129 1,101

Health care and social assistance

5,859 6,071 6,487 6,906 6,945

Leisure and hospitality

11,150 11,764 11,910 12,547 13,064

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,772 1,829 1,969 2,108 1,943

Accommodation and food services

9,374 9,936 9,941 10,438 11,120

Other services

2,463 2,246 2,609 2,561 2,525

Government

3,907 4,073 4,068 4,138 4,216

Federal

380 371 401 400 465

State and local

3,526 3,702 3,666 3,739 3,748

State and local education

1,762 1,821 1,782 1,928 1,937

State and local, excluding education

1,764 1,882 1,885 1,810 1,811

REGION(2)

Northeast

9,464 9,902 10,303 10,086 10,511

South

23,418 23,646 25,125 26,299 26,781

Midwest

13,353 13,807 13,832 14,621 14,493

West

13,694 14,159 14,233 15,191 16,072

Footnotes
(1) The annual total separations level is the total number of total separations during the entire year.
(2) 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.

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020