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)
Feb.
2013
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)
Feb.
2013
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014(p)

Total

2,268 2,426 2,448 2,417 2,368 2,382 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,141 2,290 2,325 2,286 2,240 2,252 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9

Construction

111 90 75 85 96 84 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.4

Manufacturing

106 108 120 121 118 114 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9

Durable goods

63 63 66 66 61 62 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8

Nondurable goods

43 45 54 55 56 53 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

498 557 559 529 539 531 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0

Retail trade

362 408 410 383 421 398 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.6

Professional and business services

344 475 500 540 474 428 1.9 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.3

Education and health services(6)

303 309 283 316 305 303 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4

Health care and social assistance

269 273 250 283 269 268 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5

Leisure and hospitality

498 517 540 457 485 538 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.2 3.4 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

59 48 53 53 42 41 3.0 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.0 2.0

Accommodation and food services

438 469 487 404 443 497 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.3 3.6 4.0

Government(7)

126 136 124 131 129 130 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local

116 124 113 119 118 121 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

317 344 344 342 328 341 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

South

985 1,017 1,007 983 978 1,002 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Midwest

489 550 551 518 541 530 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7

West

477 515 547 574 522 508 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7

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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