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)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)
Oct.
2016
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017(p)

Total

3,078 3,130 3,194 3,093 3,180 3,180 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,912 2,966 3,023 2,929 3,014 3,011 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

12 15 18 11 15 19 1.9 2.1 2.5 1.5 2.1 2.7

Construction

127 135 141 140 154 172 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.5

Manufacturing

165 197 191 185 189 192 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

Durable goods

88 108 109 98 107 105 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3

Nondurable goods

76 90 82 86 81 87 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

681 641 662 639 619 673 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.5

Wholesale trade

73 74 91 85 82 101 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.7

Retail trade

493 462 456 456 435 461 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

114 105 115 98 101 111 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.8 2.0

Information

42 37 58 46 55 44 1.5 1.4 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.6

Financial activities

91 105 116 118 112 122 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

Finance and insurance

65 61 75 73 78 77 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

27 44 41 45 34 45 1.2 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.0

Professional and business services

617 634 615 590 663 617 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.2 3.0

Education and health services

396 422 391 395 403 425 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8

Educational services

43 49 42 47 43 42 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.1

Health care and social assistance

353 373 349 349 360 383 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

668 648 666 639 675 630 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

69 63 66 60 48 58 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.1 2.5

Accommodation and food services

600 585 601 579 627 572 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.2

Other services(3)

112 132 165 166 131 118 2.0 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.3 2.0

Government

167 164 171 164 166 169 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8

Federal

12 14 14 15 15 14 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

155 151 157 149 151 154 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

75 76 81 75 69 75 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

80 75 75 73 82 80 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

434 458 445 447 434 433 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,229 1,281 1,372 1,205 1,273 1,375 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.6

Midwest

692 661 700 688 755 675 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.1

West

723 730 677 752 718 697 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.1

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: December 11, 2017