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Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 9. Total separations levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

4,628 4,306 4,699 3.3 3.0 3.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,357 4,080 4,391 3.7 3.4 3.6

Mining and logging

33 30 43 3.6 3.7 5.5

Construction

438 294 311 7.1 4.5 4.8

Manufacturing

216 232 235 1.8 1.9 1.9

Durable goods

124 131 146 1.6 1.7 1.9

Nondurable goods

92 101 88 2.0 2.2 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,128 913 1,117 4.1 3.3 4.0

Wholesale trade

122 114 104 2.1 1.9 1.8

Retail trade

823 658 786 5.1 4.1 4.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

184 141 227 3.4 2.6 4.1

Information

67 69 51 2.4 2.5 1.8

Financial activities

201 164 180 2.5 2.0 2.2

Finance and insurance

161 109 123 2.7 1.8 2.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

41 55 57 2.0 2.6 2.7

Professional and business services

926 923 988 4.7 4.6 4.9

Education and health services

462 460 477 2.1 2.0 2.1

Educational services

52 55 52 1.5 1.5 1.4

Health care and social assistance

409 406 425 2.2 2.1 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

743 847 851 5.1 5.6 5.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

100 133 105 5.1 6.5 5.2

Accommodation and food services

644 713 746 5.1 5.5 5.7

Other services

142 148 139 2.5 2.6 2.4

Government

271 226 307 1.2 1.0 1.4

Federal

27 37 37 1.0 1.4 1.3

State and local

243 189 270 1.2 1.0 1.4

REGION(3)

Northeast

834 705 825 3.2 2.6 3.1

South

1,802 1,609 1,801 3.5 3.1 3.4

Midwest

972 1,040 1,056 3.1 3.2 3.3

West

1,020 952 1,018 3.2 2.9 3.1

Footnotes
(1) Total separations are the number of total separations during the entire month.
(2) The total separations rate is the number of total separations during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) 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: February 09, 2016
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