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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.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
July
2019
Aug.
2019
Sept.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

3,379 3,668 3,601 3,471 3,497 3,536 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,184 3,487 3,419 3,288 3,317 3,350 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

20 14 14 11 13 14 2.7 1.9 1.9 1.5 1.7 1.8

Construction

174 177 182 187 184 159 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.1

Manufacturing

226 195 197 214 198 213 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.7

Durable goods

126 103 114 126 115 111 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4

Nondurable goods

100 92 83 88 83 102 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.7 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

706 771 777 731 663 806 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.9

Wholesale trade

95 89 87 80 64 90 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.5

Retail trade

480 545 554 522 465 583 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

131 137 136 129 134 133 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

Information

56 43 49 43 45 44 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.6

Financial activities

101 138 152 128 132 145 1.2 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.7

Finance and insurance

64 88 92 88 87 99 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

37 50 61 41 45 46 1.6 2.1 2.6 1.7 1.9 2.0

Professional and business services

625 679 646 654 626 639 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0

Education and health services

451 485 459 442 462 450 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8

Educational services

52 61 56 50 63 53 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.4

Health care and social assistance

400 424 402 393 400 397 2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

686 822 831 754 802 752 4.2 4.9 5.0 4.5 4.8 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

70 80 83 77 90 90 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.1 3.6 3.6

Accommodation and food services

615 742 748 677 712 662 4.4 5.2 5.3 4.7 5.0 4.6

Other services

139 165 113 124 192 129 2.4 2.8 1.9 2.1 3.2 2.2

Government

195 181 181 182 180 186 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

18 17 18 18 18 16 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local

178 164 164 165 162 170 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local education

96 88 87 88 85 88 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local, excluding education

81 75 77 76 78 82 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

412 502 546 468 507 479 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.7

South

1,391 1,479 1,440 1,369 1,349 1,450 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.6

Midwest

817 836 759 789 795 777 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

West

759 852 856 845 846 829 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

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 17, 2020