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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)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

5,645 5,173 5,565 3.8 3.3 3.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

5,311 4,903 5,234 4.2 3.7 4.0

Mining and logging

16 15 19 2.7 2.4 3.0

Construction

350 298 352 4.7 3.8 4.6

Manufacturing

355 329 316 2.8 2.5 2.4

Durable goods

194 169 164 2.5 2.1 2.0

Nondurable goods

160 160 152 3.4 3.3 3.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,303 1,195 1,322 4.5 4.1 4.5

Wholesale trade

122 140 142 2.1 2.4 2.4

Retail trade

869 687 794 5.4 4.3 4.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

313 368 386 4.3 5.1 5.2

Information

111 80 90 3.8 2.6 2.9

Financial activities

166 202 145 1.9 2.2 1.6

Finance and insurance

108 138 95 1.6 2.1 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

58 65 49 2.5 2.7 2.1

Professional and business services

1,153 1,063 1,129 5.2 4.7 5.0

Education and health services

690 643 735 2.9 2.6 2.9

Educational services

63 51 73 1.7 1.3 1.8

Health care and social assistance

626 592 662 3.1 2.8 3.1

Leisure and hospitality

935 922 933 6.3 5.8 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

122 174 116 5.9 7.8 5.2

Accommodation and food services

813 748 817 6.4 5.5 6.0

Other services

232 156 194 4.2 2.7 3.4

Government

334 269 331 1.5 1.2 1.5

Federal

65 34 54 2.2 1.2 1.9

State and local

269 235 277 1.4 1.2 1.4

State and local education

126 86 124 1.2 0.8 1.1

State and local, excluding education

143 150 153 1.6 1.6 1.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

789 706 841 3.0 2.6 3.1

South

2,359 2,065 2,192 4.2 3.6 3.8

Midwest

1,244 1,134 1,228 3.8 3.4 3.7

West

1,254 1,269 1,305 3.6 3.5 3.6

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