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)
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014(p)

Total

2,448 2,547 2,510 2,735 2,712 2,618 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,325 2,413 2,364 2,574 2,561 2,493 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.1

Construction

75 107 127 109 106 96 1.3 1.8 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6

Manufacturing

120 127 121 131 130 102 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.8

Durable goods

66 70 68 73 76 53 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7

Nondurable goods

54 57 54 59 54 49 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

559 580 554 565 609 632 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.4

Retail trade

410 428 406 402 439 453 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.9

Professional and business services

500 470 454 572 519 428 2.7 2.4 2.3 3.0 2.7 2.2

Education and health services(6)

283 348 297 343 349 349 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

250 310 263 305 301 314 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

540 529 549 566 568 599 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

53 53 53 53 52 53 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Accommodation and food services

487 477 496 513 516 547 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.3

Government(7)

124 134 145 161 152 125 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

State and local

113 125 139 150 141 111 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

344 339 339 372 374 358 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4

South

1,007 1,040 1,030 1,119 1,152 1,112 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2

Midwest

551 590 597 665 584 589 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9

West

547 578 544 579 603 559 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8

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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