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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)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

4,401 4,419 4,459 4,491 4,550 4,495 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,103 4,113 4,168 4,180 4,269 4,205 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6

Construction

316 241 254 245 259 280 5.4 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.3 4.7

Manufacturing

256 242 224 243 236 230 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.9

Durable goods

155 138 126 129 143 134 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8

Nondurable goods

101 104 98 114 93 96 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

880 947 962 989 1,026 1,015 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9

Retail trade

613 655 681 697 744 721 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 4.7

Professional and business services

847 940 962 924 970 917 4.6 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.8

Education and health services(6)

557 561 490 542 531 481 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.2

Health care and social assistance

485 471 417 458 468 411 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

753 763 812 778 817 806 5.3 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.6 5.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

110 106 131 124 150 124 5.4 5.1 6.3 6.0 7.2 5.9

Accommodation and food services

643 657 681 653 666 682 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.5

Government(7)

298 306 290 311 281 289 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3

State and local

255 261 256 275 248 257 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3

REGION(8)

Northeast

728 745 699 653 733 708 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.7

South

1,684 1,695 1,755 1,787 1,739 1,729 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.4

Midwest

1,004 990 969 1,008 1,015 990 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.2

West

984 989 1,035 1,043 1,062 1,068 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 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: July 08, 2014
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