Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

4,825 4,878 4,874 3.4 3.4 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,443 4,628 4,474 3.7 3.8 3.7

Mining and logging

38 35 27 4.6 5.1 4.0

Construction

276 317 289 4.3 4.8 4.3

Manufacturing

234 273 267 1.9 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

137 161 167 1.8 2.1 2.2

Nondurable goods

98 113 100 2.1 2.5 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,026 994 979 3.8 3.7 3.6

Wholesale trade

121 156 133 2.1 2.6 2.2

Retail trade

731 685 690 4.7 4.3 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

173 153 156 3.2 2.8 2.9

Information

76 84 63 2.8 3.0 2.3

Financial activities

186 202 183 2.3 2.5 2.2

Finance and insurance

121 125 126 2.0 2.0 2.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

65 77 57 3.1 3.7 2.7

Professional and business services

973 1,070 960 5.0 5.3 4.8

Education and health services

572 549 615 2.6 2.4 2.7

Educational services

93 60 107 2.7 1.6 3.0

Health care and social assistance

479 489 508 2.6 2.6 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

865 926 916 5.6 6.0 5.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

103 136 121 4.6 6.2 5.2

Accommodation and food services

762 790 796 5.8 6.0 5.9

Other services

198 177 175 3.5 3.1 3.1

Government

382 250 400 1.7 1.1 1.8

Federal

40 34 28 1.4 1.2 1.0

State and local

342 216 372 1.7 1.1 1.9

State and local education

216 88 234 2.0 0.8 2.2

State and local, excluding education

127 128 137 1.4 1.4 1.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

670 744 668 2.5 2.8 2.5

South

1,993 1,921 2,000 3.8 3.7 3.8

Midwest

1,041 1,040 1,072 3.3 3.2 3.3

West

1,121 1,173 1,134 3.5 3.6 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