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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)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)
Feb.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021(p)

Total

3,430 3,352 3,296 3,407 3,306 3,357 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,240 3,125 3,113 3,224 3,140 3,164 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

13 9 12 9 8 11 1.9 1.4 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.8

Construction

153 132 163 161 139 163 2.0 1.8 2.2 2.2 1.9 2.2

Manufacturing

189 231 235 240 251 253 1.5 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1

Durable goods

110 123 129 135 142 135 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.8

Nondurable goods

78 109 106 105 109 117 1.6 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

768 744 752 816 755 748 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.8

Wholesale trade

99 89 75 97 71 84 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.5

Retail trade

526 512 540 549 539 531 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

142 142 137 170 145 133 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.2

Information

52 40 40 39 37 41 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5

Financial activities

130 127 124 108 148 140 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.7 1.6

Finance and insurance

88 81 82 69 106 83 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.6 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

43 46 42 38 42 57 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.9 2.5

Professional and business services

622 619 592 581 580 572 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8

Education and health services

495 510 446 471 469 471 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0

Educational services

59 44 46 52 25 47 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.6 0.7 1.4

Health care and social assistance

436 467 400 419 443 425 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

690 605 622 687 641 617 4.1 4.4 4.6 5.2 4.9 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

78 57 56 71 64 49 3.1 3.2 3.1 4.2 3.8 2.8

Accommodation and food services

612 548 566 616 577 568 4.2 4.6 4.8 5.4 5.1 4.8

Other services

127 108 126 113 114 148 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.7

Government

190 228 183 183 166 194 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

Federal

19 31 24 21 26 19 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.7

State and local

171 197 159 162 140 175 0.9 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9

State and local education

87 106 81 81 62 91 0.8 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.9

State and local, excluding education

84 91 78 81 78 84 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

484 460 466 436 432 445 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7

South

1,361 1,479 1,445 1,465 1,427 1,396 2.4 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7

Midwest

767 733 709 761 727 751 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.4

West

818 680 676 746 719 766 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 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) 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: April 06, 2021