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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Total

61,512 63,447 66,201 67,993 81,493

INDUSTRY

Total private

57,443 59,396 62,062 63,785 76,187

Mining and logging

394 327 394 353 336

Construction

3,922 4,272 4,216 4,867 4,985

Manufacturing

3,365 3,813 4,124 4,048 5,391

Durable goods

1,980 2,115 2,291 2,300 3,166

Nondurable goods

1,383 1,697 1,832 1,747 2,223

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12,498 12,506 13,508 13,707 16,093

Wholesale trade

1,615 1,624 1,715 1,746 2,109

Retail trade

8,633 8,532 9,159 9,119 10,356

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

2,249 2,347 2,635 2,843 3,626

Information

929 1,011 1,057 1,103 1,207

Financial activities

2,217 2,383 2,336 2,491 2,728

Finance and insurance

1,468 1,575 1,532 1,584 1,630

Real estate and rental and leasing

748 809 803 906 1,098

Professional and business services

13,006 13,017 13,293 13,509 14,016

Education and health services

7,104 7,552 8,030 8,062 10,406

Educational services

1,037 1,067 1,126 1,115 1,466

Health care and social assistance

6,066 6,483 6,904 6,947 8,939

Leisure and hospitality

11,762 11,904 12,542 13,105 17,389

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,827 1,968 2,108 1,937 2,305

Accommodation and food services

9,932 9,936 10,434 11,170 15,087

Other services

2,250 2,611 2,565 2,541 3,637

Government

4,069 4,054 4,135 4,206 5,306

Federal

371 401 401 468 844

State and local

3,698 3,654 3,735 3,736 4,463

State and local education

1,817 1,769 1,928 1,924 2,556

State and local, excluding education

1,881 1,882 1,807 1,813 1,909

REGION(2)

Northeast

9,898 10,293 10,087 10,389 13,914

South

23,648 25,110 26,298 27,007 30,119

Midwest

13,807 13,824 14,622 14,396 18,095

West

14,157 14,223 15,194 16,197 19,370

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 11, 2021