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

Total

4,500 4,530 4,520 4,629 4,531 4,788 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,231 4,246 4,229 4,369 4,247 4,480 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.8

Construction

288 276 241 331 316 260 4.9 4.6 4.0 5.5 5.2 4.3

Manufacturing

243 228 241 231 237 268 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.2

Durable goods

141 134 136 137 134 144 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.9

Nondurable goods

102 94 106 95 103 124 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

894 1,028 1,023 1,031 987 965 3.4 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6

Retail trade

639 718 711 723 681 666 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.3

Professional and business services

969 906 937 946 974 1,069 5.2 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.5

Education and health services(6)

518 483 518 524 484 584 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.7

Health care and social assistance

441 412 443 450 410 505 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.8

Leisure and hospitality

833 837 820 827 818 869 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

147 140 129 126 142 136 7.3 6.7 6.2 6.0 6.8 6.5

Accommodation and food services

686 697 691 702 675 733 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.4 5.8

Government(7)

269 284 291 260 284 308 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4

State and local

238 253 259 235 259 278 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

742 726 680 717 715 765 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9

South

1,786 1,715 1,816 1,835 1,827 1,900 3.6 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8

Midwest

980 1,009 1,016 1,016 996 1,097 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5

West

993 1,079 1,008 1,061 993 1,025 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.2 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: November 13, 2014
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