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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.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)
Mar.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020(p)

Total

3,525 3,528 3,528 3,574 3,436 2,782 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.8

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,347 3,341 3,331 3,399 3,245 2,605 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.0

Mining and logging

21 14 13 14 12 10 2.8 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.4

Construction

146 164 170 165 153 130 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.7

Manufacturing

221 201 206 188 183 142 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.1

Durable goods

116 107 110 103 107 85 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1

Nondurable goods

105 94 97 84 75 57 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

744 802 734 831 794 603 2.7 2.9 2.6 3.0 2.9 2.2

Wholesale trade

97 89 77 86 101 83 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.4

Retail trade

514 577 507 597 546 409 3.3 3.7 3.2 3.8 3.5 2.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

133 135 150 148 147 111 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.8

Information

48 43 41 40 50 38 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.3

Financial activities

100 148 127 145 123 100 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.1

Finance and insurance

65 102 88 89 88 75 1.0 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

35 46 40 57 35 25 1.5 1.9 1.7 2.4 1.5 1.0

Professional and business services

697 636 622 684 628 574 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.2 2.9 2.7

Education and health services

486 462 500 476 478 426 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.7

Educational services

49 53 66 55 58 50 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.3

Health care and social assistance

437 409 434 421 420 376 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

747 736 771 758 699 529 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.2 3.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 86 72 79 77 51 3.3 3.5 2.9 3.2 3.1 2.1

Accommodation and food services

666 650 698 679 622 477 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.3 3.4

Other services

137 134 147 98 125 53 2.3 2.3 2.5 1.6 2.1 0.9

Government

178 188 197 175 191 177 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

20 17 23 19 19 18 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6

State and local

158 171 174 156 172 159 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8

State and local education

91 90 98 83 90 82 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

67 81 76 73 82 78 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

519 478 462 492 494 401 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.4

South

1,464 1,429 1,452 1,494 1,347 1,091 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.0

Midwest

749 777 760 797 783 654 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.0

West

794 844 854 790 812 636 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.3 1.8

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: May 15, 2020