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

Total

2,681 3,088 2,851 2,955 2,948 2,912 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,531 2,922 2,684 2,793 2,780 2,746 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3

Mining and logging

13 16 19 11 15 10 1.5 2.1 2.6 1.6 2.1 1.4

Construction

118 137 86 111 158 113 1.8 2.1 1.3 1.7 2.4 1.7

Manufacturing

139 133 147 154 142 137 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

Durable goods

79 80 83 89 79 76 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0

Nondurable goods

60 54 64 65 63 61 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

601 719 637 618 656 614 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.2

Wholesale trade

79 81 86 86 88 81 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

Retail trade

438 518 462 446 492 447 2.8 3.3 2.9 2.8 3.1 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

85 120 90 87 77 86 1.6 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.6

Information

41 35 38 38 36 39 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

Financial activities

113 122 111 130 98 102 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.2 1.2

Finance and insurance

74 87 81 93 53 63 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.5 0.9 1.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

39 36 30 37 45 39 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.8 2.2 1.9

Professional and business services

510 614 550 577 545 579 2.6 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.9

Education and health services

354 385 343 379 386 382 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

Educational services

37 49 47 43 35 38 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.1

Health care and social assistance

317 336 296 335 351 344 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

532 671 636 683 644 641 3.5 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.2 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 60 64 77 56 71 2.3 2.7 2.9 3.5 2.5 3.2

Accommodation and food services

482 611 572 606 588 570 3.7 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.4 4.3

Other services(3)

110 89 117 91 101 128 2.0 1.6 2.1 1.6 1.8 2.3

Government

151 166 167 162 168 167 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Federal

11 13 13 14 14 15 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

139 153 154 149 154 152 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

69 75 80 78 74 76 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

70 78 73 71 79 77 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

379 445 401 415 399 340 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3

South

1,137 1,286 1,179 1,167 1,165 1,211 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3

Midwest

583 656 629 725 684 660 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.1

West

583 701 641 647 700 701 1.8 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.1 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, 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: June 08, 2016