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)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

4,468 4,531 4,809 4,863 4,700 4,886 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,170 4,247 4,500 4,554 4,406 4,573 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.9

Construction

287 316 263 304 293 361 4.9 5.2 4.3 5.0 4.8 5.9

Manufacturing

247 237 256 260 226 253 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.1

Durable goods

145 134 142 149 126 146 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.9

Nondurable goods

102 103 115 110 100 107 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

927 987 977 1,052 1,067 1,104 3.5 3.7 3.7 4.0 4.0 4.1

Retail trade

671 681 679 720 729 783 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.7 5.0

Professional and business services

952 974 1,088 1,074 947 965 5.1 5.0 5.6 5.5 4.8 4.9

Education and health services(6)

517 484 578 564 520 533 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.5

Health care and social assistance

442 410 495 484 453 461 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

771 818 861 840 854 868 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

116 142 136 133 133 135 5.6 6.8 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.3

Accommodation and food services

655 675 725 707 721 734 5.3 5.4 5.8 5.6 5.7 5.8

Government(7)

297 284 308 309 294 314 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

State and local

265 259 277 276 256 284 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

732 715 756 779 675 810 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.6 3.1

South

1,716 1,827 1,943 1,928 1,896 1,996 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.9

Midwest

965 996 1,065 1,115 1,072 1,004 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.2

West

1,055 993 1,044 1,042 1,056 1,075 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 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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