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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

42.3 42.6 43.3 44.5 45.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

46.8 47.0 47.8 49.1 49.6

Mining and logging

55.6 58.8 48.4 54.1 47.0

Construction

56.4 58.3 61.4 57.8 64.8

Manufacturing

25.6 27.2 30.7 32.5 31.3

Durable goods

24.2 25.7 27.3 28.8 28.3

Nondurable goods

27.9 29.8 36.1 38.6 36.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47.2 45.9 45.6 48.9 49.4

Wholesale trade

28.1 27.9 27.9 29.3 29.5

Retail trade

57.1 54.5 53.9 58.0 58.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

39.2 40.1 40.9 43.9 46.1

Information

34.5 33.2 36.0 37.2 38.4

Financial activities

27.4 26.8 28.2 27.2 28.7

Finance and insurance

24.5 23.9 25.2 24.1 24.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

35.7 34.9 36.8 35.7 39.3

Professional and business services

63.1 64.7 63.5 63.5 63.3

Education and health services

31.2 31.4 32.6 34.0 33.3

Educational services

29.2 29.1 29.1 30.4 29.3

Health care and social assistance

31.6 31.8 33.2 34.7 34.0

Leisure and hospitality

73.5 75.1 74.2 77.0 78.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81.8 81.2 84.4 88.5 79.9

Accommodation and food services

72.1 74.1 72.5 75.0 78.6

Other services

43.8 39.5 45.2 43.9 42.8

Government

17.7 18.3 18.2 18.4 18.7

Federal

13.8 13.3 14.3 14.3 16.4

State and local

18.3 19.1 18.8 19.0 19.0

State and local education

17.2 17.6 17.1 18.4 18.5

State and local, excluding education

19.6 20.7 20.6 19.7 19.5

REGION(2)

Northeast

36.1 37.3 38.3 37.0 38.0

South

45.3 44.9 46.9 48.2 48.4

Midwest

42.3 43.2 42.9 45.0 44.1

West

42.3 42.7 42.0 43.9 45.8

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020