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
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

5,502 5,532 5,576 5,508 5,687 5,495 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,166 5,146 5,206 5,171 5,335 5,131 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.0

Mining and logging

37 31 37 38 31 23 5.1 4.1 4.9 5.1 4.1 3.0

Construction

354 387 364 350 405 407 4.9 5.2 4.9 4.7 5.4 5.4

Manufacturing

345 355 347 364 357 336 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6

Durable goods

194 174 192 204 205 192 2.4 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.4

Nondurable goods

151 180 154 161 152 144 3.2 3.8 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,077 1,098 1,114 1,115 1,137 1,143 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1

Wholesale trade

121 141 141 138 136 148 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.5

Retail trade

726 735 720 738 781 773 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

230 222 253 239 219 222 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.6

Information

103 93 89 91 105 92 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.8 3.3

Financial activities

208 184 182 172 225 197 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.6 2.3

Finance and insurance

134 113 140 120 135 122 2.1 1.8 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

74 71 42 51 90 75 3.3 3.1 1.8 2.2 3.9 3.2

Professional and business services

1,144 1,085 1,122 1,150 1,174 1,079 5.5 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.0

Education and health services

626 662 710 683 637 626 2.7 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6

Educational services

95 87 110 91 91 97 2.6 2.3 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.6

Health care and social assistance

532 575 600 592 546 529 2.7 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.6

Leisure and hospitality

1,037 1,043 1,044 1,014 1,067 1,030 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.4 6.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

174 151 166 132 147 171 7.3 6.1 6.7 5.3 6.0 6.9

Accommodation and food services

863 892 878 882 919 860 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.5 6.0

Other services

234 208 197 193 197 198 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

Government

336 386 370 337 353 364 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6

Federal

30 32 36 41 32 33 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.2

State and local

306 353 335 297 321 331 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.7

State and local education

155 182 172 156 165 185 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8

State and local, excluding education

150 172 162 140 156 147 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

837 770 779 856 816 896 3.1 2.8 2.8 3.1 2.9 3.2

South

2,128 2,280 2,378 2,315 2,344 2,070 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.2 3.8

Midwest

1,295 1,224 1,203 1,160 1,236 1,203 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.6

West

1,243 1,258 1,216 1,177 1,292 1,326 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.8

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 09, 2019