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)
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)
Feb.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019(p)

Total

3,176 3,469 3,379 3,391 3,483 3,480 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,012 3,287 3,184 3,205 3,282 3,288 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

20 19 20 22 19 20 2.9 2.5 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.7

Construction

153 180 174 185 185 186 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5

Manufacturing

214 205 226 211 212 209 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6

Durable goods

119 112 126 111 110 121 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.5

Nondurable goods

95 93 100 100 101 87 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.1 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

649 732 706 715 727 740 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7

Wholesale trade

83 85 95 89 87 90 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5

Retail trade

450 514 480 493 512 501 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

116 133 131 133 128 149 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.5

Information

48 43 56 43 51 49 1.7 1.5 2.0 1.5 1.8 1.7

Financial activities

114 108 101 106 102 103 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Finance and insurance

78 61 64 76 64 79 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

36 47 37 31 38 23 1.6 2.1 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.0

Professional and business services

625 673 625 649 664 645 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0

Education and health services

401 461 451 448 433 459 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9

Educational services

53 66 52 52 39 62 1.4 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.7

Health care and social assistance

349 395 400 397 394 397 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

685 732 686 706 753 758 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 89 70 56 74 79 3.2 3.7 2.9 2.3 3.0 3.2

Accommodation and food services

609 643 615 650 679 679 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.8

Other services

103 134 139 120 137 119 1.8 2.3 2.4 2.0 2.3 2.0

Government

165 182 195 186 201 191 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

Federal

14 16 18 20 14 16 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6

State and local

151 166 178 166 187 175 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

State and local education

79 92 96 89 105 99 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9

State and local, excluding education

72 74 81 77 82 76 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

451 406 412 464 441 427 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5

South

1,341 1,436 1,391 1,423 1,448 1,499 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7

Midwest

665 797 817 744 797 761 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3

West

719 831 759 760 797 793 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3

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: April 09, 2019