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Number of job separations decreased to 4.6 million in August 2020

October 09, 2020

In August 2020, there were 4.6 million job separations. The number of separations in August was 400,000 fewer than the 5.0 million separations in July, 5.3 million fewer than the 10.0 million separations in April, and 10.0 million fewer than the 14.6 million separations in March. From May to August 2020, the number of job separations has been between 4.2 million and 5.0 million.

Job separations by industry, January 2001–August 2020 
Month Total, all industries Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation, warehousing, and utilities Information Finance and insurance

Jan 2001

5,925,000 21,000 453,000 576,000 175,000 958,000 186,000 165,000 185,000

Feb 2001

5,178,000 19,000 481,000 530,000 164,000 764,000 166,000 118,000 150,000

Mar 2001

5,529,000 21,000 527,000 560,000 147,000 819,000 157,000 104,000 154,000

Apr 2001

5,428,000 20,000 435,000 568,000 168,000 890,000 179,000 169,000 165,000

May 2001

5,383,000 23,000 478,000 548,000 199,000 854,000 175,000 132,000 133,000

Jun 2001

5,240,000 27,000 459,000 551,000 137,000 841,000 188,000 133,000 141,000

Jul 2001

5,440,000 30,000 431,000 505,000 184,000 858,000 172,000 152,000 168,000

Aug 2001

5,358,000 23,000 452,000 520,000 153,000 807,000 145,000 134,000 147,000

Sep 2001

5,186,000 24,000 445,000 463,000 149,000 846,000 173,000 124,000 121,000

Oct 2001

5,471,000 28,000 468,000 554,000 180,000 888,000 165,000 135,000 134,000

Nov 2001

5,124,000 28,000 485,000 490,000 160,000 782,000 195,000 134,000 140,000

Dec 2001

4,846,000 17,000 440,000 465,000 180,000 786,000 135,000 127,000 128,000

Jan 2002

5,184,000 22,000 435,000 482,000 174,000 820,000 171,000 125,000 143,000

Feb 2002

4,876,000 22,000 447,000 487,000 150,000 738,000 163,000 102,000 131,000

Mar 2002

4,710,000 24,000 428,000 441,000 148,000 736,000 154,000 111,000 128,000

Apr 2002

4,990,000 18,000 447,000 464,000 156,000 719,000 161,000 126,000 155,000

May 2002

4,827,000 22,000 439,000 470,000 169,000 727,000 118,000 98,000 147,000

Jun 2002

4,872,000 20,000 429,000 443,000 150,000 814,000 156,000 108,000 145,000

Jul 2002

5,101,000 28,000 489,000 451,000 186,000 783,000 138,000 107,000 129,000

Aug 2002

4,845,000 23,000 427,000 459,000 152,000 781,000 169,000 97,000 125,000

Sep 2002

4,919,000 19,000 470,000 457,000 152,000 785,000 152,000 109,000 133,000

Oct 2002

4,736,000 18,000 463,000 451,000 160,000 730,000 136,000 90,000 114,000

Nov 2002

4,724,000 19,000 403,000 433,000 170,000 768,000 134,000 110,000 131,000

Dec 2002

4,919,000 18,000 442,000 428,000 156,000 735,000 129,000 112,000 142,000

Jan 2003

5,035,000 20,000 465,000 446,000 175,000 761,000 164,000 109,000 133,000

Feb 2003

4,826,000 25,000 411,000 456,000 129,000 798,000 117,000 103,000 130,000

Mar 2003

4,703,000 23,000 423,000 403,000 129,000 747,000 167,000 99,000 119,000

Apr 2003

4,668,000 18,000 412,000 428,000 146,000 691,000 134,000 92,000 129,000

May 2003

4,712,000 22,000 434,000 393,000 153,000 651,000 128,000 107,000 116,000

Jun 2003

4,707,000 24,000 439,000 397,000 134,000 747,000 164,000 99,000 128,000

Jul 2003

4,700,000 22,000 459,000 434,000 181,000 673,000 140,000 93,000 123,000

Aug 2003

4,678,000 24,000 503,000 386,000 138,000 687,000 131,000 94,000 124,000

Sep 2003

4,639,000 18,000 432,000 387,000 152,000 685,000 133,000 89,000 136,000

Oct 2003

4,756,000 20,000 444,000 394,000 161,000 746,000 155,000 97,000 134,000

Nov 2003

4,674,000 16,000 473,000 382,000 137,000 735,000 141,000 84,000 135,000

Dec 2003

4,777,000 22,000 433,000 398,000 162,000 758,000 157,000 92,000 129,000

Jan 2004

4,791,000 19,000 449,000 381,000 159,000 747,000 151,000 73,000 134,000

Feb 2004

4,705,000 23,000 468,000 392,000 142,000 757,000 151,000 88,000 130,000

Mar 2004

4,958,000 16,000 473,000 390,000 185,000 801,000 160,000 91,000 135,000

Apr 2004

4,874,000 21,000 424,000 373,000 168,000 818,000 158,000 93,000 139,000

May 2004

4,685,000 19,000 415,000 370,000 161,000 702,000 159,000 76,000 125,000

Jun 2004

4,889,000 19,000 457,000 375,000 171,000 717,000 144,000 98,000 151,000

Jul 2004

4,868,000 18,000 407,000 377,000 161,000 798,000 175,000 73,000 148,000

Aug 2004

4,907,000 17,000 426,000 398,000 161,000 759,000 159,000 96,000 163,000

Sep 2004

4,885,000 24,000 412,000 399,000 145,000 725,000 165,000 96,000 145,000

Oct 2004

4,803,000 27,000 453,000 373,000 166,000 782,000 157,000 71,000 152,000

Nov 2004

5,113,000 24,000 439,000 415,000 155,000 832,000 182,000 80,000 155,000

Dec 2004

4,955,000 18,000 423,000 402,000 144,000 804,000 174,000 74,000 133,000

Jan 2005

5,106,000 23,000 483,000 390,000 178,000 759,000 185,000 88,000 150,000

Feb 2005

5,039,000 21,000 461,000 364,000 152,000 769,000 170,000 73,000 140,000

Mar 2005

5,204,000 21,000 421,000 382,000 140,000 897,000 164,000 91,000 143,000

Apr 2005

5,016,000 20,000 409,000 393,000 158,000 781,000 178,000 85,000 153,000

May 2005

5,107,000 21,000 446,000 376,000 160,000 804,000 174,000 85,000 145,000

Jun 2005

5,086,000 20,000 436,000 379,000 140,000 808,000 199,000 80,000 124,000

Jul 2005

4,972,000 20,000 415,000 386,000 155,000 828,000 162,000 77,000 138,000

Aug 2005

5,215,000 15,000 508,000 405,000 143,000 838,000 169,000 103,000 135,000

Sep 2005

5,401,000 18,000 517,000 408,000 144,000 880,000 188,000 101,000 127,000

Oct 2005

5,066,000 19,000 466,000 398,000 157,000 771,000 176,000 93,000 110,000

Nov 2005

4,989,000 22,000 452,000 399,000 160,000 748,000 204,000 101,000 131,000

Dec 2005

5,164,000 19,000 490,000 378,000 168,000 822,000 215,000 96,000 133,000

Jan 2006

5,113,000 17,000 473,000 362,000 137,000 820,000 187,000 87,000 137,000

Feb 2006

5,180,000 19,000 430,000 401,000 152,000 830,000 158,000 114,000 155,000

Mar 2006

5,196,000 24,000 442,000 411,000 138,000 810,000 167,000 94,000 150,000

Apr 2006

5,074,000 20,000 414,000 344,000 147,000 833,000 151,000 103,000 142,000

May 2006

5,417,000 19,000 487,000 418,000 153,000 815,000 183,000 98,000 158,000

Jun 2006

5,262,000 18,000 440,000 381,000 155,000 843,000 162,000 93,000 158,000

Jul 2006

5,366,000 21,000 471,000 408,000 158,000 795,000 170,000 96,000 166,000

Aug 2006

5,207,000 23,000 415,000 392,000 169,000 810,000 195,000 94,000 157,000

Sep 2006

5,090,000 32,000 423,000 374,000 162,000 778,000 163,000 93,000 163,000

Oct 2006

5,319,000 22,000 452,000 380,000 156,000 775,000 164,000 91,000 167,000

Nov 2006

5,324,000 22,000 483,000 414,000 156,000 807,000 153,000 95,000 143,000

Dec 2006

5,127,000 20,000 431,000 428,000 171,000 766,000 141,000 84,000 160,000

Jan 2007

5,314,000 22,000 429,000 420,000 167,000 794,000 182,000 91,000 174,000

Feb 2007

5,117,000 23,000 424,000 415,000 155,000 762,000 152,000 93,000 169,000

Mar 2007

5,196,000 21,000 396,000 409,000 175,000 774,000 161,000 86,000 175,000

Apr 2007

5,286,000 21,000 424,000 390,000 175,000 776,000 153,000 87,000 188,000

May 2007

5,292,000 29,000 415,000 407,000 160,000 816,000 159,000 82,000 177,000

Jun 2007

5,103,000 24,000 426,000 392,000 164,000 759,000 148,000 84,000 169,000

Jul 2007

5,253,000 26,000 454,000 384,000 179,000 738,000 148,000 75,000 173,000

Aug 2007

5,398,000 30,000 478,000 403,000 163,000 782,000 143,000 102,000 216,000

Sep 2007

5,191,000 30,000 440,000 397,000 158,000 822,000 127,000 78,000 171,000

Oct 2007

5,271,000 24,000 412,000 407,000 173,000 801,000 158,000 72,000 173,000

Nov 2007

5,093,000 26,000 421,000 406,000 161,000 777,000 138,000 69,000 137,000

Dec 2007

5,041,000 27,000 419,000 379,000 172,000 832,000 131,000 70,000 152,000

Jan 2008

5,194,000 30,000 420,000 367,000 196,000 780,000 144,000 79,000 181,000

Feb 2008

5,184,000 33,000 403,000 361,000 166,000 761,000 157,000 74,000 161,000

Mar 2008

4,910,000 24,000 423,000 362,000 139,000 731,000 159,000 74,000 146,000

Apr 2008

5,182,000 29,000 475,000 407,000 160,000 779,000 156,000 75,000 167,000

May 2008

4,840,000 24,000 407,000 359,000 149,000 718,000 151,000 61,000 138,000

Jun 2008

5,043,000 30,000 450,000 384,000 167,000 796,000 152,000 76,000 141,000

Jul 2008

4,868,000 27,000 462,000 324,000 155,000 762,000 162,000 61,000 151,000

Aug 2008

5,014,000 24,000 450,000 336,000 159,000 775,000 172,000 62,000 147,000

Sep 2008

4,901,000 27,000 400,000 381,000 150,000 725,000 176,000 76,000 161,000

Oct 2008

4,977,000 35,000 466,000 399,000 168,000 732,000 165,000 91,000 123,000

Nov 2008

4,787,000 30,000 494,000 368,000 157,000 704,000 144,000 78,000 163,000

Dec 2008

4,879,000 31,000 445,000 412,000 188,000 715,000 146,000 85,000 127,000

Jan 2009

4,925,000 31,000 502,000 487,000 190,000 651,000 161,000 73,000 151,000

Feb 2009

4,824,000 31,000 454,000 429,000 143,000 624,000 167,000 71,000 148,000

Mar 2009

4,693,000 37,000 474,000 427,000 151,000 625,000 193,000 82,000 144,000

Apr 2009

4,695,000 28,000 476,000 403,000 145,000 677,000 163,000 86,000 113,000

May 2009

4,184,000 31,000 383,000 370,000 147,000 571,000 156,000 86,000 121,000

Jun 2009

4,226,000 26,000 388,000 355,000 118,000 536,000 132,000 73,000 113,000

Jul 2009

4,256,000 26,000 423,000 309,000 138,000 562,000 157,000 83,000 123,000

Aug 2009

3,992,000 19,000 336,000 283,000 123,000 535,000 135,000 67,000 100,000

Sep 2009

4,123,000 23,000 386,000 305,000 130,000 618,000 169,000 57,000 94,000

Oct 2009

4,003,000 24,000 381,000 284,000 122,000 567,000 139,000 72,000 113,000

Nov 2009

3,983,000 19,000 332,000 259,000 141,000 535,000 146,000 79,000 88,000

Dec 2009

4,103,000 21,000 374,000 250,000 130,000 567,000 180,000 79,000 105,000

Jan 2010

3,989,000 19,000 393,000 245,000 138,000 504,000 116,000 60,000 123,000

Feb 2010

3,978,000 17,000 355,000 267,000 130,000 552,000 119,000 55,000 112,000

Mar 2010

4,072,000 17,000 361,000 263,000 116,000 636,000 110,000 77,000 120,000

Apr 2010

3,948,000 16,000 350,000 246,000 116,000 573,000 112,000 49,000 121,000

May 2010

3,911,000 18,000 347,000 221,000 112,000 536,000 130,000 59,000 112,000

Jun 2010

4,308,000 18,000 297,000 245,000 99,000 586,000 140,000 58,000 131,000

Jul 2010

4,299,000 17,000 347,000 259,000 134,000 579,000 128,000 57,000 121,000

Aug 2010

4,067,000 19,000 334,000 271,000 102,000 540,000 113,000 55,000 90,000

Sep 2010

4,047,000 17,000 335,000 242,000 123,000 540,000 127,000 66,000 112,000

Oct 2010

3,883,000 17,000 346,000 264,000 101,000 539,000 124,000 65,000 115,000

Nov 2010

4,041,000 20,000 329,000 258,000 115,000 581,000 125,000 70,000 109,000

Dec 2010

4,143,000 21,000 393,000 261,000 122,000 524,000 135,000 76,000 115,000

Jan 2011

4,045,000 16,000 325,000 245,000 144,000 527,000 144,000 61,000 98,000

Feb 2011

4,014,000 18,000 317,000 243,000 129,000 576,000 121,000 58,000 105,000

Mar 2011

4,109,000 12,000 337,000 249,000 110,000 593,000 123,000 65,000 96,000

Apr 2011

3,994,000 18,000 371,000 242,000 96,000 550,000 116,000 66,000 83,000

May 2011

4,179,000 19,000 366,000 258,000 131,000 590,000 114,000 62,000 93,000

Jun 2011

4,168,000 21,000 412,000 241,000 113,000 569,000 129,000 62,000 106,000

Jul 2011

4,180,000 19,000 327,000 238,000 107,000 559,000 141,000 62,000 106,000

Aug 2011

4,189,000 22,000 341,000 240,000 105,000 583,000 139,000 62,000 75,000

Sep 2011

4,213,000 24,000 347,000 232,000 116,000 581,000 134,000 65,000 103,000

Oct 2011

4,147,000 24,000 319,000 235,000 126,000 553,000 141,000 55,000 88,000

Nov 2011

4,237,000 21,000 317,000 236,000 118,000 567,000 129,000 61,000 108,000

Dec 2011

4,090,000 26,000 296,000 237,000 129,000 540,000 151,000 70,000 115,000

Jan 2012

4,195,000 29,000 324,000 241,000 144,000 546,000 132,000 64,000 111,000

Feb 2012

4,322,000 27,000 336,000 245,000 104,000 576,000 138,000 67,000 98,000

Mar 2012

4,257,000 30,000 310,000 239,000 125,000 563,000 150,000 69,000 97,000

Apr 2012

4,329,000 30,000 292,000 248,000 115,000 574,000 176,000 64,000 130,000

May 2012

4,430,000 32,000 338,000 232,000 117,000 592,000 146,000 69,000 118,000

Jun 2012

4,383,000 30,000 358,000 265,000 114,000 607,000 165,000 65,000 124,000

Jul 2012

4,178,000 29,000 369,000 228,000 133,000 585,000 131,000 54,000 109,000

Aug 2012

4,338,000 32,000 328,000 235,000 134,000 629,000 160,000 84,000 103,000

Sep 2012

4,100,000 30,000 352,000 225,000 126,000 587,000 150,000 69,000 121,000

Oct 2012

4,260,000 39,000 296,000 240,000 141,000 586,000 152,000 64,000 122,000

Nov 2012

4,303,000 29,000 372,000 249,000 115,000 544,000 157,000 58,000 136,000

Dec 2012

4,117,000 27,000 273,000 227,000 125,000 617,000 130,000 66,000 103,000

Jan 2013

4,381,000 27,000 332,000 235,000 132,000 630,000 158,000 76,000 139,000

Feb 2013

4,257,000 28,000 331,000 236,000 112,000 617,000 160,000 59,000 130,000

Mar 2013

4,215,000 28,000 336,000 217,000 106,000 580,000 157,000 51,000 117,000

Apr 2013

4,424,000 28,000 305,000 248,000 105,000 613,000 148,000 73,000 123,000

May 2013

4,433,000 25,000 296,000 267,000 108,000 605,000 167,000 70,000 138,000

Jun 2013

4,313,000 29,000 330,000 236,000 101,000 575,000 135,000 88,000 112,000

Jul 2013

4,459,000 34,000 303,000 265,000 138,000 594,000 166,000 84,000 142,000

Aug 2013

4,522,000 24,000 282,000 235,000 107,000 666,000 160,000 117,000 132,000

Sep 2013

4,521,000 28,000 286,000 234,000 115,000 654,000 148,000 84,000 136,000

Oct 2013

4,354,000 30,000 340,000 207,000 140,000 663,000 149,000 67,000 119,000

Nov 2013

4,332,000 25,000 281,000 230,000 112,000 693,000 153,000 64,000 123,000

Dec 2013

4,387,000 33,000 290,000 235,000 97,000 648,000 149,000 80,000 115,000

Jan 2014

4,464,000 26,000 247,000 256,000 121,000 661,000 170,000 88,000 102,000

Feb 2014

4,511,000 31,000 255,000 218,000 111,000 690,000 169,000 94,000 114,000

Mar 2014

4,498,000 31,000 242,000 246,000 104,000 717,000 178,000 89,000 127,000

Apr 2014

4,584,000 29,000 252,000 245,000 125,000 746,000 160,000 85,000 109,000

May 2014

4,569,000 34,000 282,000 233,000 146,000 723,000 160,000 78,000 103,000

Jun 2014

4,617,000 29,000 263,000 245,000 145,000 721,000 157,000 73,000 113,000

Jul 2014

4,786,000 27,000 285,000 250,000 160,000 744,000 164,000 98,000 129,000

Aug 2014

4,654,000 28,000 306,000 223,000 149,000 688,000 157,000 66,000 129,000

Sep 2014

4,861,000 30,000 262,000 262,000 136,000 713,000 173,000 78,000 140,000

Oct 2014

4,941,000 31,000 308,000 265,000 149,000 741,000 177,000 86,000 108,000

Nov 2014

4,642,000 32,000 306,000 224,000 155,000 729,000 156,000 81,000 146,000

Dec 2014

4,815,000 32,000 360,000 266,000 147,000 753,000 156,000 75,000 161,000

Jan 2015

4,911,000 37,000 326,000 267,000 144,000 769,000 168,000 78,000 119,000

Feb 2015

4,828,000 36,000 301,000 256,000 134,000 671,000 161,000 80,000 102,000

Mar 2015

5,064,000 38,000 348,000 259,000 148,000 762,000 184,000 85,000 128,000

Apr 2015

4,942,000 41,000 284,000 263,000 127,000 719,000 188,000 80,000 135,000

May 2015

4,826,000 44,000 269,000 239,000 122,000 742,000 189,000 80,000 123,000

Jun 2015

4,992,000 27,000 340,000 268,000 156,000 745,000 164,000 81,000 126,000

Jul 2015

4,887,000 40,000 278,000 257,000 158,000 752,000 184,000 84,000 122,000

Aug 2015

5,055,000 41,000 305,000 267,000 125,000 754,000 179,000 80,000 119,000

Sep 2015

5,114,000 38,000 315,000 272,000 134,000 737,000 196,000 75,000 113,000

Oct 2015

5,032,000 36,000 294,000 275,000 124,000 716,000 181,000 83,000 122,000

Nov 2015

5,052,000 37,000 299,000 269,000 129,000 753,000 162,000 76,000 130,000

Dec 2015

5,208,000 37,000 290,000 263,000 127,000 763,000 182,000 68,000 145,000

Jan 2016

5,144,000 40,000 293,000 271,000 140,000 752,000 189,000 86,000 137,000

Feb 2016

5,282,000 38,000 337,000 311,000 137,000 757,000 173,000 78,000 153,000

Mar 2016

5,140,000 45,000 324,000 283,000 150,000 702,000 170,000 68,000 119,000

Apr 2016

5,122,000 34,000 340,000 277,000 147,000 702,000 176,000 92,000 115,000

May 2016

5,137,000 32,000 332,000 291,000 130,000 703,000 179,000 77,000 120,000

Jun 2016

5,061,000 33,000 280,000 265,000 141,000 693,000 198,000 73,000 119,000

Jul 2016

5,114,000 26,000 317,000 262,000 133,000 751,000 187,000 82,000 108,000

Aug 2016

5,188,000 30,000 339,000 274,000 159,000 707,000 187,000 71,000 119,000

Sep 2016

4,988,000 29,000 278,000 286,000 119,000 758,000 213,000 73,000 113,000

Oct 2016

5,098,000 31,000 327,000 285,000 117,000 737,000 192,000 72,000 133,000

Nov 2016

5,114,000 30,000 322,000 283,000 121,000 702,000 197,000 75,000 118,000

Dec 2016

5,087,000 24,000 414,000 290,000 124,000 660,000 182,000 82,000 114,000

Jan 2017

5,338,000 28,000 376,000 303,000 150,000 692,000 204,000 81,000 135,000

Feb 2017

5,141,000 28,000 327,000 285,000 138,000 774,000 170,000 89,000 129,000

Mar 2017

5,254,000 23,000 370,000 322,000 135,000 766,000 190,000 78,000 138,000

Apr 2017

5,101,000 20,000 380,000 315,000 119,000 680,000 175,000 74,000 121,000

May 2017

5,280,000 33,000 377,000 322,000 124,000 745,000 184,000 80,000 138,000

Jun 2017

5,457,000 27,000 363,000 326,000 138,000 741,000 198,000 80,000 129,000

Jul 2017

5,351,000 29,000 377,000 328,000 141,000 684,000 187,000 86,000 128,000

Aug 2017

5,368,000 24,000 361,000 303,000 147,000 677,000 185,000 85,000 128,000

Sep 2017

5,334,000 25,000 379,000 320,000 128,000 682,000 194,000 98,000 119,000

Oct 2017

5,347,000 32,000 381,000 319,000 137,000 685,000 166,000 86,000 152,000

Nov 2017

5,221,000 29,000 319,000 325,000 123,000 737,000 203,000 78,000 131,000

Dec 2017

5,265,000 29,000 297,000 343,000 143,000 701,000 222,000 99,000 126,000

Jan 2018

5,346,000 29,000 334,000 351,000 162,000 740,000 209,000 94,000 145,000

Feb 2018

5,276,000 28,000 325,000 350,000 134,000 682,000 191,000 95,000 134,000

Mar 2018

5,475,000 29,000 362,000 350,000 128,000 754,000 204,000 87,000 113,000

Apr 2018

5,449,000 33,000 335,000 342,000 138,000 773,000 217,000 85,000 112,000

May 2018

5,513,000 35,000 354,000 339,000 120,000 715,000 228,000 94,000 115,000

Jun 2018

5,558,000 37,000 364,000 339,000 129,000 754,000 225,000 95,000 140,000

Jul 2018

5,579,000 36,000 369,000 357,000 134,000 762,000 204,000 83,000 127,000

Aug 2018

5,568,000 37,000 351,000 336,000 154,000 813,000 218,000 90,000 126,000

Sep 2018

5,517,000 38,000 347,000 316,000 145,000 821,000 203,000 85,000 140,000

Oct 2018

5,638,000 32,000 332,000 358,000 164,000 779,000 240,000 70,000 116,000

Nov 2018

5,692,000 32,000 390,000 358,000 160,000 749,000 237,000 90,000 126,000

Dec 2018

5,569,000 32,000 355,000 338,000 146,000 781,000 227,000 86,000 140,000

Jan 2019

5,590,000 30,000 394,000 339,000 144,000 726,000 217,000 101,000 112,000

Feb 2019

5,676,000 35,000 381,000 337,000 140,000 736,000 249,000 91,000 137,000

Mar 2019

5,553,000 35,000 346,000 364,000 136,000 735,000 236,000 94,000 118,000

Apr 2019

5,763,000 30,000 404,000 352,000 136,000 752,000 229,000 104,000 139,000

May 2019

5,547,000 24,000 380,000 336,000 152,000 766,000 229,000 93,000 129,000

Jun 2019

5,568,000 24,000 415,000 324,000 148,000 765,000 211,000 80,000 125,000

Jul 2019

5,769,000 26,000 381,000 325,000 168,000 801,000 249,000 109,000 146,000

Aug 2019

5,660,000 26,000 409,000 320,000 148,000 802,000 250,000 94,000 151,000

Sep 2019

5,739,000 24,000 431,000 349,000 161,000 796,000 244,000 82,000 135,000

Oct 2019

5,580,000 26,000 450,000 333,000 136,000 687,000 240,000 92,000 127,000

Nov 2019

5,657,000 29,000 416,000 318,000 147,000 816,000 235,000 79,000 143,000

Dec 2019

5,762,000 31,000 432,000 342,000 123,000 741,000 250,000 84,000 134,000

Jan 2020

5,713,000 24,000 386,000 331,000 137,000 830,000 253,000 75,000 141,000

Feb 2020

5,595,000 20,000 359,000 318,000 155,000 812,000 254,000 87,000 150,000

Mar 2020

14,643,000 42,000 756,000 804,000 252,000 1,654,000 502,000 107,000 169,000

Apr 2020

9,975,000 67,000 835,000 762,000 281,000 1,267,000 405,000 128,000 112,000

May 2020

4,236,000 31,000 292,000 285,000 166,000 530,000 240,000 56,000 104,000

Jun 2020

4,899,000 28,000 343,000 392,000 166,000 640,000 271,000 54,000 122,000

Jul 2020

4,988,000 26,000 347,000 359,000 143,000 717,000 263,000 56,000 120,000

Aug 2020

4,594,000 20,000 319,000 332,000 139,000 724,000 232,000 57,000 130,000

 

 Job separations by industry, January 2001–August 2020 (continued)
Month Real estate and rental and leasing Professional and business services Educational services Health care and social assistance Arts, entertainment, and recreation Accommodation and food services Other services Federal government State and local government

Jan 2001

97,000 1,186,000 56,000 408,000 129,000 856,000 170,000 38,000 266,000

Feb 2001

63,000 945,000 52,000 426,000 124,000 671,000 190,000 31,000 284,000

Mar 2001

49,000 1,014,000 66,000 425,000 128,000 814,000 238,000 35,000 271,000

Apr 2001

89,000 911,000 66,000 389,000 119,000 789,000 195,000 33,000 243,000

May 2001

57,000 1,021,000 56,000 385,000 127,000 742,000 129,000 34,000 290,000

Jun 2001

87,000 976,000 65,000 404,000 128,000 704,000 137,000 28,000 234,000

Jul 2001

91,000 999,000 61,000 397,000 175,000 748,000 177,000 36,000 257,000

Aug 2001

75,000 1,031,000 61,000 403,000 165,000 721,000 188,000 34,000 297,000

Sep 2001

73,000 933,000 50,000 409,000 154,000 769,000 181,000 32,000 239,000

Oct 2001

79,000 948,000 69,000 438,000 147,000 755,000 196,000 44,000 243,000

Nov 2001

64,000 872,000 59,000 400,000 145,000 723,000 178,000 35,000 234,000

Dec 2001

53,000 825,000 48,000 368,000 133,000 665,000 182,000 45,000 251,000

Jan 2002

96,000 980,000 63,000 416,000 127,000 653,000 185,000 39,000 254,000

Feb 2002

55,000 831,000 49,000 393,000 133,000 686,000 176,000 45,000 269,000

Mar 2002

61,000 849,000 47,000 363,000 137,000 647,000 152,000 42,000 243,000

Apr 2002

89,000 850,000 59,000 411,000 149,000 693,000 177,000 45,000 271,000

May 2002

64,000 855,000 51,000 392,000 116,000 678,000 198,000 35,000 250,000

Jun 2002

75,000 788,000 37,000 390,000 113,000 686,000 222,000 45,000 252,000

Jul 2002

101,000 906,000 58,000 397,000 116,000 684,000 192,000 46,000 291,000

Aug 2002

89,000 784,000 67,000 379,000 139,000 648,000 192,000 44,000 269,000

Sep 2002

70,000 830,000 70,000 372,000 116,000 640,000 207,000 46,000 290,000

Oct 2002

63,000 832,000 54,000 398,000 101,000 624,000 181,000 42,000 280,000

Nov 2002

54,000 821,000 43,000 361,000 122,000 650,000 176,000 46,000 282,000

Dec 2002

66,000 919,000 69,000 401,000 144,000 652,000 199,000 41,000 266,000

Jan 2003

104,000 831,000 62,000 418,000 148,000 675,000 219,000 39,000 267,000

Feb 2003

59,000 841,000 62,000 369,000 150,000 659,000 202,000 38,000 278,000

Mar 2003

66,000 765,000 61,000 366,000 148,000 674,000 201,000 40,000 271,000

Apr 2003

100,000 797,000 54,000 363,000 156,000 643,000 193,000 41,000 272,000

May 2003

80,000 772,000 62,000 391,000 162,000 714,000 199,000 47,000 281,000

Jun 2003

83,000 779,000 76,000 399,000 114,000 649,000 186,000 36,000 254,000

Jul 2003

86,000 760,000 64,000 391,000 132,000 631,000 209,000 32,000 272,000

Aug 2003

87,000 778,000 78,000 382,000 138,000 633,000 163,000 40,000 291,000

Sep 2003

83,000 747,000 54,000 432,000 145,000 634,000 206,000 34,000 271,000

Oct 2003

77,000 772,000 73,000 392,000 134,000 679,000 194,000 49,000 235,000

Nov 2003

51,000 731,000 60,000 377,000 138,000 678,000 232,000 47,000 259,000

Dec 2003

59,000 778,000 65,000 350,000 135,000 697,000 230,000 33,000 280,000

Jan 2004

84,000 817,000 61,000 406,000 125,000 697,000 191,000 40,000 258,000

Feb 2004

53,000 703,000 71,000 406,000 130,000 688,000 192,000 46,000 264,000

Mar 2004

68,000 792,000 66,000 373,000 132,000 751,000 200,000 38,000 288,000

Apr 2004

94,000 766,000 61,000 394,000 148,000 711,000 215,000 27,000 263,000

May 2004

84,000 757,000 63,000 383,000 134,000 714,000 217,000 46,000 260,000

Jun 2004

113,000 835,000 65,000 373,000 152,000 713,000 193,000 45,000 268,000

Jul 2004

110,000 769,000 56,000 377,000 158,000 724,000 212,000 33,000 271,000

Aug 2004

76,000 804,000 60,000 404,000 147,000 741,000 203,000 29,000 264,000

Sep 2004

89,000 855,000 83,000 409,000 152,000 674,000 209,000 33,000 272,000

Oct 2004

102,000 730,000 49,000 368,000 140,000 706,000 211,000 48,000 268,000

Nov 2004

53,000 895,000 66,000 409,000 131,000 734,000 212,000 39,000 291,000

Dec 2004

78,000 833,000 63,000 396,000 137,000 700,000 245,000 46,000 284,000

Jan 2005

122,000 844,000 56,000 408,000 142,000 747,000 229,000 33,000 268,000

Feb 2005

92,000 899,000 65,000 425,000 151,000 695,000 236,000 38,000 289,000

Mar 2005

73,000 899,000 76,000 432,000 133,000 776,000 235,000 37,000 283,000

Apr 2005

91,000 906,000 68,000 434,000 127,000 687,000 214,000 43,000 271,000

May 2005

92,000 902,000 63,000 398,000 130,000 743,000 265,000 32,000 270,000

Jun 2005

68,000 938,000 55,000 424,000 168,000 741,000 186,000 42,000 277,000

Jul 2005

69,000 893,000 68,000 388,000 120,000 768,000 213,000 39,000 234,000

Aug 2005

72,000 877,000 60,000 427,000 133,000 791,000 223,000 35,000 281,000

Sep 2005

89,000 926,000 81,000 424,000 144,000 812,000 205,000 44,000 293,000

Oct 2005

92,000 840,000 76,000 420,000 159,000 766,000 195,000 36,000 292,000

Nov 2005

64,000 820,000 76,000 399,000 135,000 733,000 225,000 37,000 283,000

Dec 2005

68,000 870,000 84,000 408,000 150,000 763,000 182,000 48,000 269,000

Jan 2006

95,000 909,000 77,000 374,000 120,000 797,000 175,000 43,000 302,000

Feb 2006

84,000 922,000 60,000 392,000 116,000 813,000 199,000 43,000 291,000

Mar 2006

96,000 953,000 68,000 394,000 126,000 771,000 202,000 52,000 299,000

Apr 2006

89,000 915,000 74,000 427,000 132,000 737,000 221,000 53,000 273,000

May 2006

80,000 1,035,000 87,000 438,000 147,000 774,000 178,000 51,000 298,000

Jun 2006

91,000 928,000 82,000 433,000 127,000 801,000 198,000 55,000 297,000

Jul 2006

113,000 1,012,000 76,000 463,000 136,000 757,000 188,000 57,000 280,000

Aug 2006

84,000 958,000 64,000 436,000 125,000 744,000 196,000 72,000 276,000

Sep 2006

90,000 973,000 63,000 406,000 122,000 737,000 179,000 71,000 260,000

Oct 2006

114,000 1,019,000 78,000 431,000 133,000 780,000 237,000 38,000 284,000

Nov 2006

83,000 1,016,000 62,000 425,000 134,000 790,000 193,000 45,000 302,000

Dec 2006

77,000 941,000 80,000 432,000 139,000 765,000 164,000 43,000 286,000

Jan 2007

87,000 991,000 86,000 421,000 142,000 760,000 194,000 49,000 305,000

Feb 2007

87,000 948,000 84,000 412,000 138,000 769,000 149,000 58,000 281,000

Mar 2007

90,000 986,000 74,000 429,000 143,000 755,000 191,000 60,000 271,000

Apr 2007

81,000 1,072,000 75,000 406,000 131,000 793,000 162,000 64,000 287,000

May 2007

97,000 1,012,000 76,000 440,000 128,000 753,000 171,000 68,000 300,000

Jun 2007

63,000 853,000 76,000 438,000 146,000 816,000 194,000 65,000 285,000

Jul 2007

84,000 986,000 77,000 434,000 124,000 788,000 209,000 73,000 302,000

Aug 2007

93,000 1,016,000 74,000 432,000 125,000 795,000 187,000 81,000 277,000

Sep 2007

99,000 1,025,000 54,000 414,000 130,000 713,000 206,000 81,000 247,000

Oct 2007

90,000 1,037,000 64,000 445,000 133,000 781,000 186,000 41,000 274,000

Nov 2007

82,000 989,000 94,000 435,000 146,000 716,000 190,000 36,000 271,000

Dec 2007

73,000 923,000 69,000 393,000 135,000 758,000 201,000 36,000 273,000

Jan 2008

91,000 1,022,000 76,000 448,000 143,000 737,000 175,000 47,000 259,000

Feb 2008

86,000 1,045,000 69,000 462,000 153,000 783,000 181,000 34,000 256,000

Mar 2008

79,000 934,000 68,000 453,000 136,000 701,000 188,000 24,000 270,000

Apr 2008

98,000 973,000 76,000 444,000 122,000 725,000 191,000 25,000 279,000

May 2008

80,000 862,000 73,000 419,000 146,000 744,000 226,000 22,000 262,000

Jun 2008

69,000 1,002,000 69,000 417,000 128,000 703,000 175,000 23,000 260,000

Jul 2008

80,000 899,000 69,000 431,000 120,000 713,000 190,000 19,000 244,000

Aug 2008

80,000 938,000 80,000 426,000 167,000 710,000 187,000 21,000 279,000

Sep 2008

93,000 922,000 72,000 406,000 131,000 713,000 178,000 19,000 268,000

Oct 2008

85,000 935,000 80,000 429,000 112,000 683,000 174,000 31,000 270,000

Nov 2008

65,000 954,000 78,000 376,000 90,000 652,000 158,000 23,000 251,000

Dec 2008

55,000 961,000 65,000 416,000 122,000 645,000 195,000 26,000 246,000

Jan 2009

84,000 875,000 54,000 441,000 115,000 627,000 200,000 21,000 260,000

Feb 2009

69,000 943,000 85,000 424,000 98,000 636,000 209,000 17,000 277,000

Mar 2009

87,000 818,000 74,000 412,000 86,000 613,000 202,000 22,000 244,000

Apr 2009

91,000 858,000 76,000 408,000 108,000 589,000 197,000 21,000 254,000

May 2009

74,000 705,000 71,000 332,000 77,000 564,000 169,000 83,000 242,000

Jun 2009

63,000 734,000 70,000 409,000 128,000 562,000 201,000 75,000 244,000

Jul 2009

83,000 739,000 83,000 411,000 116,000 528,000 175,000 26,000 271,000

Aug 2009

86,000 685,000 75,000 427,000 121,000 560,000 173,000 25,000 242,000

Sep 2009

67,000 697,000 75,000 416,000 78,000 528,000 178,000 21,000 282,000

Oct 2009

77,000 682,000 70,000 398,000 120,000 516,000 173,000 38,000 225,000

Nov 2009

46,000 746,000 63,000 396,000 112,000 573,000 168,000 35,000 246,000

Dec 2009

71,000 714,000 64,000 406,000 108,000 568,000 175,000 34,000 256,000

Jan 2010

63,000 757,000 68,000 383,000 109,000 566,000 160,000 22,000 264,000

Feb 2010

62,000 761,000 60,000 398,000 70,000 549,000 167,000 31,000 272,000

Mar 2010

52,000 760,000 71,000 388,000 107,000 537,000 154,000 35,000 268,000

Apr 2010

67,000 738,000 64,000 403,000 104,000 535,000 146,000 47,000 260,000

May 2010

79,000 759,000 62,000 360,000 99,000 522,000 182,000 58,000 254,000

Jun 2010

55,000 798,000 67,000 422,000 150,000 508,000 181,000 278,000 274,000

Jul 2010

69,000 797,000 71,000 436,000 177,000 529,000 137,000 185,000 256,000

Aug 2010

63,000 837,000 71,000 381,000 113,000 490,000 161,000 145,000 280,000

Sep 2010

50,000 775,000 86,000 412,000 105,000 513,000 140,000 107,000 297,000

Oct 2010

49,000 754,000 58,000 373,000 123,000 525,000 171,000 40,000 222,000

Nov 2010

49,000 771,000 86,000 388,000 105,000 558,000 180,000 27,000 267,000

Dec 2010

56,000 877,000 80,000 412,000 98,000 528,000 146,000 26,000 273,000

Jan 2011

70,000 849,000 70,000 380,000 115,000 533,000 180,000 28,000 258,000

Feb 2011

51,000 836,000 90,000 379,000 81,000 548,000 190,000 24,000 247,000

Mar 2011

52,000 903,000 75,000 368,000 123,000 566,000 163,000 25,000 249,000

Apr 2011

50,000 869,000 69,000 377,000 101,000 522,000 171,000 31,000 263,000

May 2011

44,000 903,000 77,000 374,000 129,000 547,000 169,000 27,000 275,000

Jun 2011

64,000 840,000 70,000 414,000 115,000 578,000 165,000 33,000 237,000

Jul 2011

53,000 893,000 80,000 371,000 122,000 589,000 199,000 26,000 288,000

Aug 2011

76,000 888,000 80,000 408,000 126,000 579,000 172,000 30,000 263,000

Sep 2011

56,000 907,000 67,000 361,000 144,000 590,000 199,000 30,000 256,000

Oct 2011

74,000 930,000 68,000 386,000 119,000 542,000 225,000 27,000 234,000

Nov 2011

51,000 919,000 76,000 396,000 148,000 599,000 187,000 33,000 272,000

Dec 2011

49,000 785,000 77,000 403,000 132,000 589,000 171,000 29,000 292,000

Jan 2012

56,000 843,000 99,000 415,000 137,000 580,000 181,000 27,000 267,000

Feb 2012

73,000 961,000 64,000 425,000 150,000 585,000 167,000 31,000 274,000

Mar 2012

54,000 900,000 71,000 409,000 145,000 615,000 170,000 27,000 283,000

Apr 2012

71,000 873,000 80,000 408,000 143,000 599,000 210,000 32,000 283,000

May 2012

57,000 955,000 79,000 427,000 134,000 603,000 199,000 31,000 300,000

Jun 2012

60,000 861,000 87,000 454,000 116,000 613,000 165,000 28,000 269,000

Jul 2012

68,000 810,000 75,000 395,000 116,000 612,000 166,000 33,000 265,000

Aug 2012

80,000 803,000 75,000 435,000 119,000 612,000 206,000 28,000 276,000

Sep 2012

65,000 827,000 71,000 369,000 107,000 564,000 172,000 30,000 236,000

Oct 2012

65,000 842,000 99,000 397,000 125,000 606,000 185,000 31,000 270,000

Nov 2012

60,000 894,000 73,000 421,000 115,000 578,000 210,000 36,000 257,000

Dec 2012

57,000 807,000 77,000 399,000 145,000 597,000 178,000 33,000 256,000

Jan 2013

72,000 819,000 79,000 451,000 114,000 640,000 177,000 31,000 268,000

Feb 2013

65,000 772,000 87,000 437,000 115,000 629,000 188,000 31,000 260,000

Mar 2013

52,000 811,000 73,000 411,000 116,000 639,000 224,000 29,000 267,000

Apr 2013

56,000 882,000 83,000 455,000 131,000 679,000 197,000 27,000 270,000

May 2013

74,000 873,000 77,000 490,000 131,000 624,000 191,000 38,000 259,000

Jun 2013

69,000 921,000 80,000 423,000 125,000 629,000 173,000 29,000 258,000

Jul 2013

70,000 890,000 72,000 471,000 136,000 625,000 177,000 30,000 261,000

Aug 2013

80,000 997,000 91,000 441,000 123,000 609,000 185,000 33,000 240,000

Sep 2013

83,000 928,000 87,000 450,000 142,000 684,000 177,000 28,000 257,000

Oct 2013

65,000 849,000 75,000 428,000 118,000 639,000 172,000 38,000 256,000

Nov 2013

55,000 905,000 82,000 411,000 135,000 613,000 167,000 24,000 259,000

Dec 2013

53,000 905,000 87,000 451,000 127,000 630,000 188,000 31,000 269,000

Jan 2014

58,000 915,000 88,000 452,000 129,000 671,000 187,000 27,000 265,000

Feb 2014

53,000 945,000 89,000 423,000 141,000 699,000 190,000 32,000 256,000

Mar 2014

58,000 956,000 93,000 436,000 129,000 636,000 150,000 28,000 277,000

Apr 2014

63,000 952,000 74,000 494,000 142,000 666,000 163,000 26,000 254,000

May 2014

86,000 911,000 83,000 426,000 139,000 682,000 186,000 28,000 270,000

Jun 2014

57,000 962,000 75,000 452,000 136,000 741,000 177,000 31,000 241,000

Jul 2014

65,000 995,000 80,000 452,000 139,000 729,000 190,000 25,000 255,000

Aug 2014

68,000 1,018,000 80,000 419,000 162,000 680,000 176,000 22,000 284,000

Sep 2014

53,000 1,038,000 90,000 499,000 146,000 744,000 197,000 29,000 269,000

Oct 2014

57,000 1,096,000 98,000 476,000 145,000 722,000 184,000 28,000 271,000

Nov 2014

66,000 905,000 73,000 446,000 152,000 709,000 183,000 28,000 252,000

Dec 2014

45,000 898,000 80,000 472,000 142,000 743,000 176,000 28,000 283,000

Jan 2015

69,000 1,001,000 78,000 463,000 163,000 735,000 185,000 31,000 278,000

Feb 2015

49,000 1,032,000 85,000 493,000 167,000 714,000 235,000 26,000 286,000

Mar 2015

48,000 1,059,000 82,000 473,000 157,000 755,000 203,000 33,000 304,000

Apr 2015

75,000 1,065,000 76,000 467,000 146,000 774,000 184,000 28,000 290,000

May 2015

69,000 1,012,000 80,000 483,000 128,000 736,000 190,000 46,000 274,000

Jun 2015

53,000 988,000 86,000 477,000 144,000 762,000 232,000 33,000 310,000

Jul 2015

58,000 975,000 83,000 491,000 108,000 778,000 203,000 33,000 284,000

Aug 2015

62,000 1,001,000 89,000 503,000 146,000 836,000 223,000 31,000 293,000

Sep 2015

71,000 1,055,000 85,000 496,000 137,000 808,000 246,000 32,000 303,000

Oct 2015

70,000 1,035,000 93,000 494,000 162,000 803,000 200,000 32,000 313,000

Nov 2015

59,000 1,087,000 102,000 514,000 136,000 802,000 165,000 31,000 300,000

Dec 2015

61,000 1,122,000 79,000 517,000 156,000 846,000 204,000 30,000 318,000

Jan 2016

61,000 1,155,000 98,000 479,000 155,000 772,000 180,000 36,000 300,000

Feb 2016

61,000 1,092,000 103,000 490,000 136,000 894,000 192,000 32,000 299,000

Mar 2016

75,000 1,099,000 79,000 486,000 150,000 835,000 221,000 30,000 303,000

Apr 2016

75,000 1,081,000 87,000 501,000 131,000 843,000 181,000 34,000 307,000

May 2016

63,000 1,128,000 91,000 496,000 155,000 820,000 176,000 33,000 311,000

Jun 2016

63,000 1,026,000 93,000 516,000 147,000 832,000 216,000 32,000 335,000

Jul 2016

62,000 1,140,000 92,000 503,000 145,000 847,000 163,000 30,000 267,000

Aug 2016

62,000 1,084,000 89,000 529,000 184,000 824,000 168,000 28,000 332,000

Sep 2016

57,000 1,023,000 74,000 497,000 149,000 777,000 203,000 29,000 309,000

Oct 2016

67,000 1,057,000 69,000 517,000 160,000 826,000 173,000 34,000 301,000

Nov 2016

44,000 1,078,000 70,000 540,000 143,000 874,000 185,000 32,000 300,000

Dec 2016

57,000 1,051,000 67,000 516,000 169,000 836,000 193,000 22,000 285,000

Jan 2017

62,000 1,079,000 81,000 548,000 144,000 894,000 220,000 38,000 303,000

Feb 2017

61,000 1,029,000 56,000 505,000 149,000 837,000 217,000 34,000 314,000

Mar 2017

75,000 1,019,000 91,000 534,000 137,000 845,000 209,000 33,000 289,000

Apr 2017

76,000 1,001,000 94,000 528,000 149,000 803,000 232,000 38,000 295,000

May 2017

79,000 1,070,000 88,000 545,000 154,000 797,000 192,000 27,000 323,000

Jun 2017

68,000 1,208,000 100,000 524,000 175,000 830,000 215,000 33,000 300,000

Jul 2017

75,000 1,135,000 80,000 539,000 231,000 762,000 240,000 32,000 298,000

Aug 2017

82,000 1,114,000 85,000 592,000 174,000 835,000 241,000 33,000 305,000

Sep 2017

61,000 1,133,000 82,000 527,000 177,000 857,000 213,000 32,000 307,000

Oct 2017

73,000 1,133,000 102,000 552,000 156,000 814,000 223,000 36,000 300,000

Nov 2017

41,000 1,088,000 98,000 541,000 169,000 828,000 172,000 36,000 303,000

Dec 2017

53,000 1,035,000 105,000 553,000 144,000 839,000 216,000 29,000 331,000

Jan 2018

64,000 1,023,000 98,000 534,000 174,000 862,000 193,000 28,000 306,000

Feb 2018

54,000 1,111,000 98,000 532,000 174,000 859,000 185,000 37,000 287,000

Mar 2018

62,000 1,131,000 95,000 578,000 185,000 828,000 227,000 31,000 310,000

Apr 2018

76,000 1,084,000 100,000 557,000 179,000 856,000 223,000 36,000 303,000

May 2018

74,000 1,153,000 97,000 586,000 178,000 871,000 219,000 32,000 304,000

Jun 2018

71,000 1,164,000 74,000 608,000 200,000 814,000 193,000 31,000 320,000

Jul 2018

74,000 1,113,000 102,000 564,000 200,000 876,000 214,000 37,000 328,000

Aug 2018

82,000 1,064,000 91,000 594,000 180,000 868,000 220,000 30,000 315,000

Sep 2018

64,000 1,053,000 100,000 556,000 172,000 907,000 223,000 34,000 313,000

Oct 2018

64,000 1,150,000 94,000 588,000 164,000 909,000 225,000 33,000 321,000

Nov 2018

65,000 1,105,000 107,000 605,000 173,000 900,000 234,000 34,000 327,000

Dec 2018

54,000 1,141,000 96,000 603,000 156,000 870,000 203,000 39,000 303,000

Jan 2019

71,000 1,071,000 95,000 619,000 159,000 929,000 211,000 33,000 337,000

Feb 2019

54,000 1,125,000 111,000 630,000 163,000 930,000 191,000 32,000 334,000

Mar 2019

53,000 1,153,000 90,000 612,000 140,000 900,000 201,000 38,000 303,000

Apr 2019

79,000 1,187,000 90,000 585,000 159,000 954,000 214,000 31,000 318,000

May 2019

86,000 1,123,000 94,000 541,000 172,000 873,000 214,000 34,000 302,000

Jun 2019

96,000 1,075,000 86,000 533,000 143,000 975,000 227,000 33,000 308,000

Jul 2019

90,000 1,144,000 84,000 589,000 148,000 959,000 206,000 37,000 305,000

Aug 2019

91,000 1,113,000 94,000 541,000 162,000 905,000 205,000 42,000 306,000

Sep 2019

81,000 1,141,000 86,000 575,000 152,000 944,000 186,000 41,000 311,000

Oct 2019

72,000 1,079,000 101,000 567,000 170,000 896,000 234,000 55,000 314,000

Nov 2019

70,000 1,131,000 89,000 574,000 175,000 888,000 197,000 41,000 309,000

Dec 2019

69,000 1,134,000 97,000 593,000 184,000 963,000 242,000 45,000 298,000

Jan 2020

75,000 1,151,000 83,000 617,000 172,000 918,000 187,000 48,000 283,000

Feb 2020

60,000 1,073,000 93,000 606,000 157,000 880,000 220,000 41,000 311,000

Mar 2020

181,000 1,714,000 327,000 1,420,000 599,000 4,746,000 969,000 39,000 361,000

Apr 2020

187,000 1,359,000 277,000 1,046,000 314,000 1,675,000 821,000 39,000 400,000

May 2020

57,000 875,000 58,000 480,000 105,000 534,000 121,000 53,000 248,000

Jun 2020

55,000 926,000 55,000 548,000 136,000 722,000 199,000 42,000 200,000

Jul 2020

77,000 986,000 71,000 561,000 115,000 705,000 183,000 45,000 214,000

Aug 2020

69,000 884,000 61,000 567,000 59,000 630,000 103,000 58,000 211,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Health care and social assistance, accommodation and food services, retail trade, and professional and business services each had more than 500,000 separations in August 2020.

Over the month, separations decreased 80,000 in other services, from 183,000 in July to 103,000 in August 2020, while separations in arts, entertainment, and recreation decreased 56,000, from 115,000 to 59,000. The number of separations increased 13,000 in federal government from 45,000 in July to 58,000 in August.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. Separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — August 2020." Also see more charts of job openings, hires, and separations data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Number of job separations decreased to 4.6 million in August 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/number-of-job-separations-decreased-to-4-point-6-million-in-august-2020.htm (visited October 19, 2020).

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