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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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Total

63,500 66,245 68,097 80,778 69,045

INDUSTRY

Total private

59,423 62,096 63,852 75,642 65,055

Mining and logging

328 393 352 332 205

Construction

4,276 4,217 4,870 4,970 4,216

Manufacturing

3,811 4,121 4,046 5,378 4,923

Durable goods

2,115 2,287 2,296 3,158 2,713

Nondurable goods

1,697 1,829 1,748 2,219 2,209

Trade, transportation, and utilities

12,510 13,522 13,722 16,108 15,096

Wholesale trade

1,626 1,715 1,742 2,105 1,904

Retail trade

8,532 9,165 9,124 10,345 9,945

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

2,349 2,642 2,854 3,654 3,249

Information

1,013 1,057 1,101 1,172 1,101

Financial activities

2,383 2,331 2,491 2,729 2,505

Finance and insurance

1,574 1,529 1,584 1,636 1,716

Real estate and rental and leasing

809 805 909 1,091 788

Professional and business services

13,025 13,301 13,512 13,931 13,644

Education and health services

7,561 8,032 8,068 10,364 8,823

Educational services

1,077 1,125 1,117 1,466 915

Health care and social assistance

6,483 6,905 6,951 8,897 7,908

Leisure and hospitality

11,910 12,562 13,146 17,071 11,968

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,975 2,116 1,960 2,262 1,510

Accommodation and food services

9,935 10,442 11,187 14,807 10,458

Other services

2,609 2,563 2,543 3,588 2,573

Government

4,078 4,150 4,245 5,138 3,991

Federal

399 403 469 825 544

State and local

3,678 3,748 3,774 4,312 3,444

State and local education

1,793 1,940 1,959 2,434 1,622

State and local, excluding education

1,883 1,809 1,816 1,879 1,822

REGION(2)

Northeast

10,302 10,094 10,405 13,497 10,040

South

25,129 26,320 27,046 30,200 28,429

Midwest

13,834 14,631 14,420 17,956 15,115

West

14,234 15,204 16,223 19,129 15,462

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.

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2022