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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Total

42.6 43.3 44.5 45.1 57.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

47.0 47.8 49.1 49.7 63.3

Mining and logging

59.0 48.4 54.2 48.6 54.3

Construction

58.3 61.3 57.8 65.0 68.6

Manufacturing

27.2 30.7 32.5 31.6 44.3

Durable goods

25.7 27.3 28.8 28.6 41.8

Nondurable goods

29.8 36.1 38.6 36.6 48.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

46.0 45.6 48.9 49.4 60.5

Wholesale trade

27.9 27.9 29.4 29.6 37.4

Retail trade

54.5 53.8 58.0 58.4 69.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

40.3 40.8 44.0 45.8 59.5

Information

33.2 35.9 37.2 38.5 44.8

Financial activities

26.8 28.2 27.2 28.5 31.3

Finance and insurance

23.9 25.2 24.2 24.6 25.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

35.0 37.0 35.6 39.0 49.4

Professional and business services

64.7 63.5 63.5 63.5 69.2

Education and health services

31.4 32.6 34.0 33.4 44.8

Educational services

29.1 29.1 30.3 29.8 42.4

Health care and social assistance

31.8 33.2 34.7 34.0 45.2

Leisure and hospitality

75.1 74.2 77.0 79.0 130.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81.1 84.4 88.5 79.5 129.3

Accommodation and food services

74.1 72.4 75.0 78.9 130.7

Other services

39.5 45.3 44.0 43.1 67.4

Government

18.3 18.1 18.4 18.6 24.2

Federal

13.3 14.3 14.3 16.5 28.8

State and local

19.0 18.7 19.0 18.9 23.5

State and local education

17.6 17.0 18.4 18.3 25.7

State and local, excluding education

20.7 20.6 19.6 19.6 21.2

REGION(2)

Northeast

37.3 38.2 37.0 37.8 53.7

South

44.9 46.9 48.2 48.7 57.7

Midwest

43.2 42.8 45.0 44.0 58.8

West

42.7 42.0 43.9 45.9 58.3

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 11, 2021