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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)
Nov.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)
Nov.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020(p)

Total

3,528 2,932 2,839 3,074 3,150 3,156 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,341 2,789 2,696 2,920 2,972 2,991 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5

Mining and logging

14 11 7 9 9 10 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.6

Construction

164 143 103 142 122 146 2.2 2.0 1.4 2.0 1.7 2.0

Manufacturing

201 179 207 235 216 219 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8

Durable goods

107 104 117 129 119 124 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.6

Nondurable goods

94 75 90 106 97 95 2.0 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.1 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

802 753 722 702 732 731 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7

Wholesale trade

89 90 86 92 91 82 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5

Retail trade

577 524 502 466 500 503 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

135 140 134 144 141 145 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4

Information

43 31 29 29 33 38 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.5

Financial activities

148 87 126 106 119 108 1.7 1.0 1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2

Finance and insurance

102 47 89 65 67 72 1.6 0.7 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

46 40 37 40 52 35 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.3 1.6

Professional and business services

636 533 558 627 599 588 3.0 2.7 2.8 3.1 2.9 2.9

Education and health services

462 438 398 425 464 417 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.8

Educational services

53 37 32 32 41 45 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.3

Health care and social assistance

409 401 366 392 423 371 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.1 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

736 501 488 536 574 631 4.4 4.0 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 32 15 38 52 44 3.5 2.0 0.9 2.2 3.0 2.5

Accommodation and food services

650 469 473 498 522 586 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.0

Other services

134 113 58 110 104 104 2.3 2.1 1.1 2.0 1.9 1.9

Government

188 143 142 155 178 165 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8

Federal

17 19 19 20 29 23 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.8

State and local

171 123 124 134 149 142 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

State and local education

90 59 66 70 72 68 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

State and local, excluding education

81 65 58 65 77 74 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

478 410 389 425 455 444 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7

South

1,429 1,160 1,233 1,303 1,344 1,375 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6

Midwest

777 703 633 680 701 699 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3

West

844 658 583 667 650 638 2.4 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.9

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: January 12, 2021