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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)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

3,830 5,465 4,100 2.7 3.9 2.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,628 5,134 3,888 3.1 4.3 3.2

Mining and logging

40 43 34 4.6 5.9 4.7

Construction

256 325 260 4.3 5.2 4.2

Manufacturing

216 263 262 1.8 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

132 161 163 1.7 2.1 2.1

Nondurable goods

85 101 99 1.9 2.2 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

808 1,382 909 3.1 5.1 3.4

Wholesale trade

118 153 119 2.0 2.6 2.0

Retail trade

571 953 665 3.7 6.1 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

120 277 125 2.3 5.1 2.3

Information

65 98 54 2.4 3.6 1.9

Financial activities

115 251 169 1.4 3.1 2.1

Finance and insurance

73 183 109 1.2 3.0 1.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

42 68 60 2.1 3.3 2.9

Professional and business services

870 1,156 888 4.5 5.9 4.5

Education and health services

452 576 444 2.1 2.6 2.0

Educational services

37 70 47 1.0 2.1 1.3

Health care and social assistance

415 506 397 2.3 2.7 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

622 864 723 4.3 5.9 4.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

85 134 75 4.4 6.9 3.8

Accommodation and food services

538 731 649 4.3 5.7 5.1

Other services

183 175 145 3.3 3.1 2.6

Government

202 330 212 0.9 1.5 0.9

Federal

26 71 30 1.0 2.6 1.1

State and local

176 259 182 0.9 1.4 0.9

State and local education

72 133 78 0.7 1.3 0.7

State and local, excluding education

104 126 104 1.2 1.4 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

532 876 624 2.1 3.3 2.4

South

1,599 2,072 1,654 3.2 4.0 3.2

Midwest

798 1,234 897 2.6 3.9 2.8

West

901 1,282 924 2.8 4.0 2.9

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: April 05, 2016
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