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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)
Dec.
2022
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)
Change from:
Nov. 2023 -
Dec. 2023(p)
Dec.
2022
Sept.
2023
Oct.
2023
Nov.
2023
Dec.
2023(p)
Change from:
Nov. 2023 -
Dec. 2023(p)

Total

4,091 3,646 3,628 3,524 3,392 -132 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 0.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,858 3,460 3,448 3,331 3,196 -135 2.9 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 -0.1

Mining and logging

14 12 14 14 11 -3 2.2 1.8 2.2 2.2 1.8 -0.4

Construction

153 138 173 166 150 -16 2.0 1.7 2.2 2.1 1.9 -0.2

Manufacturing

263 231 234 215 203 -12 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 -0.1

Durable goods

137 123 127 124 104 -20 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.3 -0.2

Nondurable goods

125 108 107 91 99 8 2.6 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.1 0.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

916 826 774 749 723 -26 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.5 -0.1

Wholesale trade

96 84 80 71 134 63 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.2 2.2 1.0

Retail trade

598 554 491 477 423 -54 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.7 -0.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

222 188 203 201 166 -35 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.3 -0.5

Information

46 45 44 43 33 -10 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.1 -0.3

Financial activities

134 133 124 125 135 10 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 0.1

Finance and insurance

88 92 88 82 82 0 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 0.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

46 41 35 42 52 10 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.7 2.1 0.4

Professional and business services

719 591 676 606 574 -32 3.1 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.5 -0.1

Education and health services

629 550 570 592 528 -64 2.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.0 -0.3

Educational services

55 58 74 56 64 8 1.4 1.5 1.9 1.4 1.6 0.2

Health care and social assistance

574 492 496 536 465 -71 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.1 -0.4

Leisure and hospitality

806 814 727 709 730 21 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.2 4.3 0.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

77 86 71 71 83 12 3.2 3.5 2.8 2.8 3.3 0.5

Accommodation and food services

729 729 656 639 647 8 5.2 5.1 4.6 4.5 4.5 0.0

Other services

177 120 113 112 108 -4 3.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.8 -0.1

Government

233 186 180 193 195 2 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.0

Federal

21 18 16 18 18 0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.0

State and local

213 168 164 176 178 2 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.0

State and local education

103 87 80 92 95 3 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.0

State and local, excluding education

110 81 84 83 83 0 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

539 489 516 509 504 -5 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 0.0

South

1,748 1,632 1,592 1,447 1,507 60 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.6 0.1

Midwest

835 738 771 802 688 -114 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.0 -0.4

West

969 787 750 766 692 -74 2.7 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 -0.2

Footnotes
(1) The quits level is 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 employment.
(3) 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

NOTE: Data are revised with the release of January data to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: January 30, 2024