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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)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)

Total

4,305 4,520 4,629 4,531 4,809 4,824 3.1 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

3,975 4,229 4,369 4,247 4,500 4,513 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8

Construction

310 241 331 316 263 280 5.3 4.0 5.5 5.2 4.3 4.6

Manufacturing

208 241 231 237 256 260 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

126 136 137 134 142 147 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9

Nondurable goods

82 106 95 103 115 114 1.8 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

911 1,023 1,031 987 977 1,051 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.0

Retail trade

636 711 723 681 679 719 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.4 4.7

Professional and business services

851 937 946 974 1,088 1,066 4.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.6 5.5

Education and health services(6)

496 518 524 484 578 576 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.7 2.7

Health care and social assistance

426 443 450 410 495 496 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

752 820 827 818 861 827 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

116 129 126 142 136 128 5.7 6.2 6.0 6.8 6.4 6.1

Accommodation and food services

636 691 702 675 725 698 5.2 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.8 5.5

Government(7)

330 291 260 284 308 311 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4

State and local

284 259 235 259 277 279 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5

REGION(8)

Northeast

676 680 717 715 756 784 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.0

South

1,753 1,816 1,835 1,827 1,943 1,909 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8

Midwest

934 1,016 1,016 996 1,065 1,090 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5

West

942 1,008 1,061 993 1,044 1,041 3.1 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.3

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: December 09, 2014
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