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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)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)
Sept.
2018
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019(p)

Total

3,393 3,478 3,462 3,668 3,601 3,498 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,223 3,277 3,278 3,487 3,419 3,310 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6

Mining and logging

21 15 13 14 14 11 2.9 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.5

Construction

170 168 186 177 182 188 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5

Manufacturing

202 203 203 195 197 216 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.7

Durable goods

110 114 114 103 114 125 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6

Nondurable goods

92 89 89 92 83 91 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

763 784 745 771 777 752 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7

Wholesale trade

88 105 90 89 87 88 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Retail trade

569 543 540 545 554 533 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

107 136 115 137 136 131 1.8 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.1

Information

41 57 50 43 49 41 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.4

Financial activities

125 118 137 138 152 126 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.4

Finance and insurance

75 73 77 88 92 84 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

51 45 60 50 61 42 2.2 2.0 2.6 2.1 2.6 1.8

Professional and business services

605 619 621 679 646 658 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.1

Education and health services

411 406 412 485 459 444 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.8

Educational services

51 51 54 61 56 51 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3

Health care and social assistance

360 355 359 424 402 392 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

739 761 782 822 831 753 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 73 77 80 83 79 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.2

Accommodation and food services

658 688 705 742 748 674 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.3 4.7

Other services

144 144 128 165 113 121 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.8 1.9 2.0

Government

170 202 183 181 181 188 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

18 16 14 17 18 17 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local

152 186 170 164 164 170 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local education

75 103 98 88 87 91 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

76 82 71 75 77 80 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

447 496 507 502 546 468 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.7

South

1,420 1,381 1,392 1,479 1,440 1,347 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.4

Midwest

747 802 763 836 759 815 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.4

West

778 799 800 852 856 867 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5

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: November 05, 2019