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Table 16. Annual total separations rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 16. Annual total separations rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [percent]
Industry and region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Total

43.3 44.5 45.1 56.8 47.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

47.8 49.1 49.8 62.9 52.4

Mining and logging

48.5 54.1 48.4 55.3 36.2

Construction

61.4 57.9 65.0 68.5 56.9

Manufacturing

30.6 32.5 31.6 44.2 39.9

Durable goods

27.3 28.8 28.6 41.7 35.3

Nondurable goods

36.1 38.6 36.6 48.3 47.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

45.6 49.0 49.5 60.4 54.5

Wholesale trade

28.0 29.4 29.6 37.4 33.5

Retail trade

53.8 58.1 58.4 69.6 64.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

40.9 44.1 45.9 59.1 49.0

Information

36.0 37.2 38.4 43.1 38.9

Financial activities

28.2 27.1 28.5 31.4 28.5

Finance and insurance

25.1 24.1 24.6 25.2 26.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

37.0 35.7 39.2 49.3 34.9

Professional and business services

63.5 63.5 63.5 68.6 64.2

Education and health services

32.6 34.0 33.4 44.5 37.3

Educational services

29.4 30.3 29.9 42.1 25.5

Health care and social assistance

33.2 34.7 34.0 44.9 39.4

Leisure and hospitality

74.2 77.1 79.3 129.8 84.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

84.7 88.8 80.4 127.6 76.3

Accommodation and food services

72.4 75.1 79.1 130.2 86.3

Other services

45.2 44.0 43.2 67.3 47.2

Government

18.2 18.5 18.8 23.4 18.1

Federal

14.2 14.4 16.6 28.2 18.8

State and local

18.8 19.1 19.1 22.6 18.0

State and local education

17.2 18.6 18.6 24.3 16.0

State and local, excluding education

20.6 19.7 19.6 20.8 20.2

REGION(2)

Northeast

38.3 37.0 37.9 53.0 38.7

South

46.9 48.2 48.8 57.2 52.2

Midwest

42.9 45.0 44.1 58.3 47.7

West

42.0 43.9 45.9 57.7 45.4

Footnotes
(1) The annual total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire year as a percent of annual average employment.
(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