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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)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

6,042 6,058 5,665 5,756 5,831 5,890 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,648 5,692 5,270 5,385 5,459 5,501 4.4 4.4 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2

Mining and logging

17 21 20 18 19 20 2.9 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.9 3.0

Construction

329 338 343 318 293 324 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.1 3.8 4.2

Manufacturing

434 417 374 388 400 386 3.5 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0

Durable goods

244 231 203 200 216 203 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5

Nondurable goods

190 186 170 187 185 183 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,330 1,319 1,212 1,221 1,276 1,277 4.7 4.6 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.4

Wholesale trade

142 152 136 147 155 160 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.7

Retail trade

916 803 752 769 735 798 5.9 5.1 4.8 4.9 4.7 5.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

272 364 324 305 386 319 4.0 5.1 4.6 4.3 5.5 4.5

Information

112 99 93 78 92 87 3.8 3.3 3.0 2.6 3.0 2.8

Financial activities

206 238 225 208 234 190 2.3 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.1

Finance and insurance

135 159 145 134 161 129 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.4 1.9

Real estate and rental and leasing

70 79 80 74 73 61 3.0 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.1 2.5

Professional and business services

1,150 1,115 1,043 1,108 1,143 1,128 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.0

Education and health services

800 777 737 733 792 836 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.4

Educational services

84 80 87 90 84 92 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4

Health care and social assistance

716 696 650 643 708 744 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.5

Leisure and hospitality

1,029 1,144 1,032 1,086 1,037 1,044 6.8 7.3 6.5 6.8 6.5 6.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

123 159 145 143 148 135 5.6 6.9 6.2 6.1 6.4 5.7

Accommodation and food services

906 986 887 943 889 909 7.0 7.3 6.6 6.9 6.5 6.6

Other services

241 224 193 228 173 209 4.3 3.9 3.4 4.0 3.0 3.6

Government

395 365 395 371 372 390 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7

Federal

57 40 43 40 40 45 2.0 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5

State and local

338 325 352 331 332 345 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8

State and local education

174 159 169 167 157 166 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

State and local, excluding education

163 166 183 164 175 179 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

815 879 789 781 773 849 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1

South

2,507 2,645 2,346 2,454 2,374 2,362 4.5 4.7 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.1

Midwest

1,341 1,168 1,270 1,233 1,239 1,281 4.1 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.8

West

1,380 1,366 1,259 1,288 1,445 1,398 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.6 4.0 3.9

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.
(p) Preliminary

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2023