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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)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

4,740 4,912 4,958 5,128 4,977 5,050 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,420 4,544 4,616 4,774 4,631 4,706 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9

Mining and logging

42 34 35 45 43 37 4.8 4.3 4.6 5.9 5.7 5.0

Construction

304 275 292 283 279 305 4.8 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.6

Manufacturing

259 271 267 263 266 302 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.4

Durable goods

154 150 154 162 158 183 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.4

Nondurable goods

104 120 113 101 108 119 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

954 1,003 1,040 1,074 1,052 1,066 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.9 3.9

Wholesale trade

132 121 127 133 142 132 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.2

Retail trade

660 706 744 762 725 765 4.2 4.5 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

161 176 169 178 185 168 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.1

Information

78 81 79 61 79 66 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.2 2.9 2.4

Financial activities

151 192 190 203 215 215 1.9 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.6

Finance and insurance

102 123 136 142 154 150 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

48 69 54 62 60 65 2.3 3.3 2.6 2.9 2.9 3.1

Professional and business services

1,010 1,002 1,020 1,095 1,053 1,033 5.2 5.0 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.2

Education and health services

550 558 600 578 557 548 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4

Educational services

65 80 97 74 77 85 1.9 2.3 2.8 2.1 2.2 2.4

Health care and social assistance

485 479 503 504 480 464 2.6 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.4

Leisure and hospitality

873 935 939 1,003 907 975 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.5 5.9 6.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

151 168 130 141 157 126 7.1 7.7 5.9 6.5 7.2 5.7

Accommodation and food services

722 767 809 862 750 848 5.6 5.9 6.2 6.6 5.7 6.4

Other services

200 191 154 168 181 162 3.6 3.4 2.7 3.0 3.2 2.8

Government

320 369 342 354 346 344 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

Federal

33 44 42 40 41 39 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.4

State and local

286 325 300 314 304 305 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local education

146 166 160 161 168 163 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

State and local, excluding education

140 160 140 153 137 142 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

717 733 797 855 775 814 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.1

South

1,931 1,972 1,952 2,011 1,906 1,979 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.8

Midwest

999 1,091 1,112 1,105 1,114 1,140 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.6

West

1,093 1,117 1,098 1,156 1,182 1,117 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.4

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: April 05, 2016
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