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

Total

4,316 4,629 4,531 4,809 4,863 4,623 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,028 4,369 4,247 4,500 4,554 4,335 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7

Construction

275 331 316 263 304 291 4.7 5.5 5.2 4.3 5.0 4.8

Manufacturing

228 231 237 256 260 223 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.8

Durable goods

126 137 134 142 149 128 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7

Nondurable goods

103 95 103 115 110 95 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

933 1,031 987 977 1,052 1,046 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.9

Retail trade

668 723 681 679 720 720 4.4 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.6

Professional and business services

888 946 974 1,088 1,074 923 4.7 4.9 5.0 5.6 5.5 4.7

Education and health services(6)

492 524 484 578 564 530 2.3 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

416 450 410 495 484 464 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.7 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

761 827 818 861 840 832 5.3 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.7 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

127 126 142 136 133 128 6.1 6.0 6.8 6.4 6.3 6.0

Accommodation and food services

634 702 675 725 707 704 5.1 5.6 5.4 5.8 5.6 5.6

Government(7)

287 260 284 308 309 287 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3

State and local

253 235 259 277 276 248 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3

REGION(8)

Northeast

659 717 715 756 779 665 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.5

South

1,680 1,835 1,827 1,943 1,928 1,862 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.7

Midwest

941 1,016 996 1,065 1,115 1,092 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5

West

1,036 1,061 993 1,044 1,042 1,004 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

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: January 13, 2015