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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)
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022(p)
Aug.
2021
Apr.
2022
May
2022
June
2022
July
2022
Aug.
2022(p)

Total

4,126 4,327 4,274 4,253 4,058 4,158 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,925 4,088 4,048 4,012 3,850 3,937 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

Mining and logging

10 13 17 16 13 13 1.7 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.1 2.0

Construction

189 213 230 181 210 229 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.4 2.7 3.0

Manufacturing

283 333 317 327 287 285 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.2 2.2

Durable goods

157 176 164 173 161 160 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.0

Nondurable goods

126 157 153 154 127 124 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

995 956 916 933 869 867 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.0 3.0

Wholesale trade

145 123 113 121 90 94 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.5 1.6

Retail trade

674 645 611 603 578 565 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

176 188 192 209 200 208 2.6 2.7 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.9

Information

51 51 52 62 44 57 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.9

Financial activities

123 193 132 142 156 152 1.4 2.2 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7

Finance and insurance

82 112 85 101 109 100 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

41 80 47 41 47 52 1.8 3.4 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.2

Professional and business services

745 783 766 763 776 682 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.0

Education and health services

585 604 624 609 534 538 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.2

Educational services

55 73 68 58 52 52 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.4

Health care and social assistance

530 530 555 551 482 486 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.3 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

821 803 859 827 833 956 5.7 5.2 5.5 5.3 5.3 6.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 73 89 78 83 88 3.9 3.2 3.9 3.4 3.6 3.8

Accommodation and food services

741 730 770 749 750 869 6.0 5.5 5.8 5.6 5.6 6.5

Other services

123 139 136 151 127 157 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.2 2.8

Government

201 239 225 241 208 221 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0

Federal

23 23 23 23 21 22 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

State and local

178 216 203 218 187 199 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0

State and local education

93 109 96 110 97 101 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.1 0.9 1.0

State and local, excluding education

85 107 106 108 90 98 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

573 592 573 543 581 580 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1

South

1,718 1,806 1,840 1,963 1,746 1,911 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.1 3.4

Midwest

922 936 871 829 831 760 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.3

West

913 993 990 918 900 907 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.6

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

Last Modified Date: October 04, 2022