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) Rates(2)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

4,869 4,977 5,159 5,096 5,015 4,952 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,548 4,631 4,812 4,747 4,660 4,619 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8

Mining and logging

38 43 42 40 35 28 4.6 5.7 5.8 5.6 4.9 4.0

Construction

292 279 325 334 354 313 4.5 4.2 4.9 5.0 5.3 4.7

Manufacturing

245 266 304 288 279 277 2.0 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3

Durable goods

144 158 187 171 160 174 1.9 2.0 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3

Nondurable goods

101 108 117 116 119 104 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,060 1,052 1,052 1,043 1,012 1,005 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7

Wholesale trade

124 142 137 145 144 135 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

736 725 751 747 702 699 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

200 185 164 151 166 171 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.1

Information

80 79 70 67 82 67 2.9 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.9 2.4

Financial activities

190 215 219 191 188 189 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.3

Finance and insurance

124 154 156 116 113 129 2.1 2.5 2.6 1.9 1.9 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

66 60 63 76 74 60 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.6 3.5 2.8

Professional and business services

989 1,053 1,072 1,042 1,004 1,002 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.0

Education and health services

557 557 552 557 570 593 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

Educational services

81 77 86 73 83 94 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.4 2.7

Health care and social assistance

476 480 466 484 486 499 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

896 907 1,011 972 950 967 5.9 5.9 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

129 157 132 144 131 152 5.9 7.2 6.0 6.5 5.9 6.8

Accommodation and food services

767 750 879 828 819 815 5.9 5.7 6.7 6.3 6.2 6.2

Other services

201 181 165 213 187 178 3.6 3.2 2.9 3.7 3.3 3.1

Government

321 346 348 349 355 333 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

Federal

40 41 40 39 38 30 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.1

State and local

281 304 308 310 317 303 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

138 168 167 171 165 148 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.4

State and local, excluding education

143 137 141 139 153 155 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

745 775 808 797 783 755 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8

South

1,943 1,906 2,000 1,891 1,917 1,954 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7

Midwest

1,068 1,114 1,181 1,287 1,118 1,115 3.4 3.5 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.5

West

1,113 1,182 1,170 1,121 1,197 1,128 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.7 3.4

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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 12, 2016