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.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)
Apr.
2018
Dec.
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019(p)

Total

3,339 3,391 3,483 3,447 3,461 3,482 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,154 3,205 3,282 3,259 3,278 3,300 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

21 22 19 21 23 19 2.9 2.9 2.5 2.7 3.0 2.5

Construction

164 185 185 184 149 156 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.0 2.1

Manufacturing

205 211 212 211 222 218 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

Durable goods

113 111 110 118 118 125 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6

Nondurable goods

92 100 101 93 104 93 1.9 2.1 2.1 1.9 2.2 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

692 715 727 729 738 722 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6

Wholesale trade

83 89 87 88 102 94 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6

Retail trade

485 493 512 494 500 500 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

124 133 128 147 137 129 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.1

Information

47 43 51 48 52 57 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0

Financial activities

100 106 102 97 104 145 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.7

Finance and insurance

47 76 64 75 67 79 0.7 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

53 31 38 22 37 65 2.4 1.3 1.7 0.9 1.6 2.8

Professional and business services

678 649 664 645 656 639 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0

Education and health services

423 448 433 461 467 429 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8

Educational services

52 52 39 58 47 48 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.3 1.3

Health care and social assistance

371 397 394 403 420 381 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

702 706 753 748 735 756 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

68 56 74 80 82 79 2.9 2.3 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2

Accommodation and food services

634 650 679 668 653 677 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.8

Other services

122 120 137 114 132 159 2.1 2.0 2.3 1.9 2.2 2.7

Government

185 186 201 188 184 182 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

16 20 14 17 22 14 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5

State and local

169 166 187 171 162 168 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

State and local education

88 89 105 96 94 86 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

80 77 82 75 68 81 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

469 464 441 425 513 451 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.6

South

1,351 1,423 1,448 1,489 1,425 1,481 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.7

Midwest

733 744 797 754 757 772 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3

West

786 760 797 779 767 778 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

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 10, 2019