Table 3. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 3. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

4,543 4,834 4,793 5,065 4,895 4,743 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,250 4,504 4,466 4,735 4,574 4,433 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.7

Construction

288 299 311 345 300 287 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.4 4.7 4.5

Manufacturing

228 251 264 264 262 237 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.9

Durable goods

133 147 157 152 153 142 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.8

Nondurable goods

96 104 107 112 109 95 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

1,026 1,076 956 1,120 1,028 1,044 3.9 4.0 3.6 4.2 3.8 3.9

Retail trade

719 743 652 768 713 713 4.7 4.8 4.2 4.9 4.6 4.6

Professional and business services

900 1,003 1,006 1,019 1,005 944 4.7 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.8

Education and health services(6)

500 529 558 536 520 547 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

426 462 496 465 450 469 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

834 863 859 933 948 880 5.7 5.8 5.7 6.2 6.3 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

133 148 153 150 132 116 6.4 6.9 7.2 7.0 6.2 5.4

Accommodation and food services

701 715 706 783 816 763 5.6 5.6 5.5 6.1 6.3 5.9

Government(7)

293 330 327 331 321 309 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4

State and local

262 282 293 296 285 271 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

732 795 722 785 756 744 2.8 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.8

South

1,743 1,917 1,905 1,942 1,952 1,839 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6

Midwest

1,005 1,052 1,065 1,193 1,138 1,085 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.4

West

1,063 1,070 1,101 1,145 1,049 1,075 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.4

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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.
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Last Modified Date: July 07, 2015