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)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016
Mar.
2016(p)

Total

2,722 2,862 3,088 2,851 2,955 2,980 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,561 2,705 2,922 2,684 2,793 2,808 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.3

Mining and logging

12 18 16 19 11 14 1.4 2.4 2.1 2.6 1.6 2.0

Construction

116 129 137 86 111 161 1.8 2.0 2.1 1.3 1.7 2.4

Manufacturing

127 145 133 147 154 143 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2

Durable goods

72 74 80 83 89 79 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0

Nondurable goods

55 71 54 64 65 64 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

637 627 719 637 618 653 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

77 72 81 86 86 91 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

Retail trade

479 471 518 462 446 488 3.1 3.0 3.3 2.9 2.8 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

82 85 120 90 87 75 1.5 1.6 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.4

Information

48 42 35 38 38 40 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4

Financial activities

89 86 122 111 130 101 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.2

Finance and insurance

68 62 87 81 93 55 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.5 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

21 24 36 30 37 46 1.0 1.1 1.7 1.4 1.8 2.2

Professional and business services

478 522 614 550 577 551 2.5 2.6 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7

Education and health services

362 408 385 343 379 390 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7

Educational services

39 55 49 47 43 40 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.1

Health care and social assistance

322 353 336 296 335 350 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

600 636 671 636 683 654 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

43 53 60 64 77 58 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.5 2.6

Accommodation and food services

558 583 611 572 606 596 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.5

Other services(3)

91 91 89 117 91 101 1.6 1.6 1.6 2.1 1.6 1.8

Government

161 157 166 167 162 172 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

Federal

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

State and local

149 143 153 154 149 158 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

73 72 75 80 78 78 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local, excluding education

76 71 78 73 71 80 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

375 400 445 401 415 406 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5

South

1,127 1,137 1,286 1,179 1,167 1,167 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2

Midwest

605 687 656 629 725 713 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.2

West

615 638 701 641 647 694 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.1

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, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(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.
(p) Preliminary

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: May 10, 2016