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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)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

4,473 4,829 4,906 4,628 4,901 4,821 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.5 3.4

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

4,172 4,519 4,586 4,338 4,593 4,495 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8

Construction

237 280 303 298 393 332 3.9 4.5 4.9 4.8 6.3 5.3

Manufacturing

236 262 258 224 253 252 2.0 2.1 2.1 1.8 2.1 2.0

Durable goods

137 145 148 126 146 145 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.9

Nondurable goods

100 117 110 98 108 107 2.2 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

973 994 1,060 1,043 1,079 1,074 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0

Retail trade

669 688 735 729 767 738 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.9 4.7

Professional and business services

923 1,047 1,064 906 942 984 4.9 5.4 5.5 4.7 4.8 5.0

Education and health services(6)

573 577 587 522 541 529 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.4

Health care and social assistance

487 497 502 454 470 464 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.5 2.6 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

788 877 841 838 881 845 5.4 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

126 142 133 131 131 148 6.1 6.7 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.9

Accommodation and food services

661 735 708 707 750 698 5.3 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.9 5.4

Government(7)

301 310 320 289 308 327 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.5

State and local

256 278 285 254 280 276 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4

REGION(8)

Northeast

755 745 786 661 844 786 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.5 3.2 3.0

South

1,735 1,968 1,957 1,875 1,989 1,944 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8

Midwest

969 1,050 1,079 1,062 976 1,011 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.2

West

1,015 1,066 1,083 1,030 1,092 1,081 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.4

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 10, 2015
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