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)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017(p)

Total

2,932 3,080 3,085 3,186 3,036 3,116 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,766 2,909 2,915 3,011 2,865 2,944 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4

Mining and logging

15 13 12 13 17 14 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.5 2.0

Construction

145 150 134 151 162 169 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.5

Manufacturing

142 164 165 177 184 190 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5

Durable goods

79 93 89 96 97 94 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Nondurable goods

63 71 75 82 88 96 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

668 655 623 657 672 685 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5

Wholesale trade

94 87 94 103 71 74 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.2

Retail trade

490 460 432 469 492 503 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

84 108 97 85 109 108 1.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 2.0 1.9

Information

38 35 49 42 48 36 1.4 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.3

Financial activities

95 85 78 123 85 101 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.5 1.0 1.2

Finance and insurance

51 66 59 80 57 69 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

44 19 19 43 28 32 2.1 0.9 0.9 2.0 1.3 1.5

Professional and business services

564 635 672 625 569 567 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8

Education and health services

382 395 409 438 371 429 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.9

Educational services

41 44 41 45 41 47 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.3

Health care and social assistance

342 351 367 394 330 382 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.7 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

644 693 688 662 660 677 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 77 73 70 76 79 2.7 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.5

Accommodation and food services

584 616 615 593 584 599 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.4

Other services(3)

73 83 86 123 97 76 1.3 1.5 1.5 2.1 1.7 1.3

Government

165 171 170 175 171 172 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

13 17 15 15 16 14 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5

State and local

152 154 155 161 155 158 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

73 80 70 75 74 73 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

80 73 85 86 81 85 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

401 475 440 430 426 436 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,173 1,207 1,250 1,248 1,267 1,241 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3

Midwest

648 695 664 719 694 697 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1

West

709 703 730 789 649 741 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.0 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: May 09, 2017