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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)(2) Rates(3)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

4,519 4,628 4,901 4,834 4,793 4,983 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,210 4,338 4,593 4,504 4,466 4,653 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.9

Construction

244 298 393 299 311 325 4.0 4.8 6.3 4.7 4.9 5.1

Manufacturing

247 224 253 251 264 264 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

130 126 146 147 157 153 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0

Nondurable goods

116 98 108 104 107 111 2.6 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

991 1,043 1,079 1,076 956 1,108 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.6 4.1

Retail trade

702 729 767 743 652 764 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.9

Professional and business services

938 906 942 1,003 1,006 980 5.0 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.0

Education and health services(6)

550 522 541 529 558 532 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.4

Health care and social assistance

457 454 470 462 496 466 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

771 838 881 863 859 920 5.3 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.7 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

123 131 131 148 153 147 5.9 6.1 6.1 6.9 7.2 6.9

Accommodation and food services

647 707 750 715 706 773 5.2 5.5 5.9 5.6 5.5 6.0

Government(7)

308 289 308 330 327 329 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5

State and local

274 254 280 282 293 295 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

701 661 844 795 722 783 2.7 2.5 3.2 3.0 2.7 3.0

South

1,805 1,875 1,989 1,917 1,905 1,896 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7

Midwest

980 1,062 976 1,052 1,065 1,176 3.2 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.7

West

1,033 1,030 1,092 1,070 1,101 1,128 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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

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Last Modified Date: May 12, 2015
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