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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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Total

40.3 42.2 42.6 43.3 44.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

44.8 46.7 47.0 47.8 48.9

Mining and logging

40.2 55.6 59.1 48.5 55.5

Construction

55.4 56.4 58.3 61.4 58.0

Manufacturing

24.1 25.6 27.2 30.6 32.6

Durable goods

22.0 24.3 25.7 27.4 28.9

Nondurable goods

27.7 27.9 29.9 36.1 38.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

46.4 47.2 45.9 45.6 49.0

Wholesale trade

28.6 28.1 27.9 27.9 28.8

Retail trade

56.0 57.0 54.5 53.9 58.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

38.0 39.1 40.2 40.7 44.2

Information

36.4 34.5 33.2 35.8 38.4

Financial activities

27.5 27.4 26.8 28.2 28.0

Finance and insurance

25.0 24.5 23.9 25.2 25.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

35.1 35.7 35.1 36.9 35.3

Professional and business services

60.6 63.1 64.7 63.5 63.3

Education and health services

30.0 31.2 31.4 32.6 32.5

Educational services

28.8 29.3 29.0 29.0 29.7

Health care and social assistance

30.2 31.6 31.8 33.2 33.0

Leisure and hospitality

69.1 73.5 75.1 74.1 76.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82.0 81.8 81.0 83.8 87.4

Accommodation and food services

66.9 72.2 74.1 72.5 74.9

Other services

38.9 43.8 39.5 45.2 43.6

Government

16.0 17.8 18.3 18.1 18.7

Federal

12.1 13.9 13.3 14.3 14.7

State and local

16.5 18.3 19.0 18.7 19.2

State and local education

14.8 17.2 17.6 17.0 18.5

State and local, excluding education

18.5 19.6 20.7 20.6 20.0

REGION(2)

Northeast

34.6 36.1 37.3 38.2 37.0

South

43.2 45.3 44.9 46.9 48.0

Midwest

39.7 42.3 43.2 42.8 44.9

West

40.7 42.3 42.7 42.0 43.8

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 and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019