Table 4. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 4. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
Apr.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)

Total

2,413 2,715 2,779 2,720 2,769 2,669 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,282 2,572 2,636 2,571 2,611 2,518 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1

Construction

118 144 105 118 122 105 1.9 2.3 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.6

Manufacturing

111 135 140 131 129 141 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1

Durable goods

61 77 85 75 72 83 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.1

Nondurable goods

50 58 54 56 56 59 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

555 650 623 564 649 610 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

413 459 452 413 492 443 2.7 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.8

Professional and business services

451 444 554 516 474 491 2.4 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.5

Education and health services(6)

310 336 361 388 353 345 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

275 297 327 357 313 308 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

499 588 582 560 613 556 3.4 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.1 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

49 49 56 52 46 47 2.4 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.2

Accommodation and food services

449 540 526 508 567 509 3.6 4.2 4.1 3.9 4.4 3.9

Government(7)

131 144 143 149 158 151 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

120 133 132 137 147 140 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

340 422 385 348 398 374 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4

South

957 1,169 1,126 1,098 1,128 1,108 1.9 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

Midwest

572 528 637 631 629 594 1.8 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9

West

543 596 631 643 613 593 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9

Footnotes
(1) Quits are the number of quits 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 quits rate is the number of quits 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.
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