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) Rates(2)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)
May
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016
Apr.
2016
May
2016(p)

Total

2,758 2,851 2,955 2,948 2,909 2,895 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,609 2,684 2,793 2,780 2,738 2,728 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2

Mining and logging

18 19 11 15 11 12 2.2 2.6 1.6 2.1 1.6 1.7

Construction

115 86 111 158 118 120 1.8 1.3 1.7 2.4 1.8 1.8

Manufacturing

128 147 154 142 139 143 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2

Durable goods

73 83 89 79 79 81 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1

Nondurable goods

55 64 65 63 59 62 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

629 637 618 656 624 599 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.2

Wholesale trade

85 86 86 88 83 68 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.1

Retail trade

448 462 446 492 447 442 2.9 2.9 2.8 3.1 2.8 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

96 90 87 77 94 89 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.6

Information

42 38 38 36 41 32 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.2

Financial activities

108 111 130 98 106 114 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.2 1.3 1.4

Finance and insurance

67 81 93 53 66 76 1.1 1.3 1.5 0.9 1.1 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

42 30 37 45 40 38 2.0 1.4 1.8 2.2 1.9 1.8

Professional and business services

503 550 577 545 558 534 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.8 2.7

Education and health services

366 343 379 386 382 411 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8

Educational services

44 47 43 35 38 55 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.5

Health care and social assistance

322 296 335 351 344 356 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

575 636 683 644 645 666 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

57 64 77 56 63 61 2.6 2.9 3.5 2.5 2.8 2.7

Accommodation and food services

519 572 606 588 582 605 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.6

Other services(3)

125 117 91 101 115 97 2.2 2.1 1.6 1.8 2.0 1.7

Government

149 167 162 168 171 167 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

12 13 14 14 14 11 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

State and local

137 154 149 154 157 156 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

64 80 78 74 73 72 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

73 73 71 79 84 84 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

377 401 415 399 339 393 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.5

South

1,148 1,179 1,167 1,165 1,194 1,178 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2

Midwest

617 629 725 684 673 676 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1

West

616 641 647 700 703 648 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Quits are the number of quits during the entire month.
(2) The quits rate is the number of quits during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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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Last Modified Date: July 12, 2016