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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)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

4,417 4,550 4,530 4,520 4,629 4,440 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,144 4,269 4,246 4,229 4,369 4,160 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5

Construction

293 259 276 241 331 272 5.0 4.3 4.6 4.0 5.5 4.5

Manufacturing

242 236 228 241 231 227 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9

Durable goods

130 143 134 136 137 130 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7

Nondurable goods

112 93 94 106 95 97 2.5 2.1 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

934 1,026 1,028 1,023 1,031 986 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7

Retail trade

666 744 718 711 723 682 4.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.4

Professional and business services

937 970 906 937 946 932 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.8

Education and health services(6)

516 531 483 518 524 485 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Health care and social assistance

426 468 412 443 450 409 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

736 817 837 820 827 808 5.1 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

107 150 140 129 126 133 5.3 7.2 6.7 6.2 6.0 6.4

Accommodation and food services

628 666 697 691 702 674 5.1 5.3 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.4

Government(7)

272 281 284 291 260 280 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3

State and local

239 248 253 259 235 257 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.3

REGION(8)

Northeast

747 733 726 680 717 700 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.7

South

1,636 1,739 1,715 1,816 1,835 1,781 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.5

Midwest

1,002 1,015 1,009 1,016 1,016 984 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1

West

1,031 1,062 1,079 1,008 1,061 975 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.1

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: October 07, 2014
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