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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)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

3,530 3,429 3,442 3,528 3,528 3,532 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,334 3,242 3,261 3,341 3,331 3,353 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

16 11 12 14 13 13 2.2 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.9

Construction

189 185 189 164 170 168 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.2

Manufacturing

221 214 200 201 206 189 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

Durable goods

112 125 118 107 110 104 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.3

Nondurable goods

110 89 82 94 97 85 2.3 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

706 741 630 802 734 791 2.5 2.7 2.3 2.9 2.6 2.8

Wholesale trade

80 81 61 89 77 82 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.4

Retail trade

502 525 433 577 507 561 3.2 3.4 2.8 3.7 3.2 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

124 135 135 135 150 149 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.4

Information

55 41 45 43 41 38 1.9 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3

Financial activities

110 132 131 148 127 144 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.6

Finance and insurance

65 92 88 102 88 90 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

45 40 42 46 40 54 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.3

Professional and business services

647 642 632 636 622 645 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.0

Education and health services

481 447 464 462 500 478 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9

Educational services

47 49 62 53 66 56 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.5

Health care and social assistance

434 398 402 409 434 422 2.2 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

767 722 776 736 771 786 4.7 4.3 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 75 84 86 72 88 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.5 2.9 3.5

Accommodation and food services

695 647 692 650 698 698 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.9

Other services

140 106 183 134 147 101 2.4 1.8 3.1 2.3 2.5 1.7

Government

196 187 180 188 197 179 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

Federal

15 18 19 17 23 18 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6

State and local

182 169 161 171 174 161 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local education

100 91 85 90 98 86 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

82 78 76 81 76 75 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

456 453 506 478 462 493 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8

South

1,467 1,354 1,331 1,429 1,452 1,455 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.6

Midwest

775 776 768 777 760 783 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4

West

832 846 837 844 854 801 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020