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

Total

2,902 3,085 3,186 3,036 3,138 3,027 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,728 2,915 3,011 2,865 2,962 2,872 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3

Mining and logging

13 12 13 17 13 11 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.5 1.9 1.6

Construction

114 134 151 162 164 166 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.4

Manufacturing

142 165 177 184 183 176 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4

Durable goods

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

Nondurable goods

64 75 82 88 89 82 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

629 623 657 672 678 586 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.1

Wholesale trade

83 94 103 71 76 70 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.3 1.2

Retail trade

450 432 469 492 498 426 2.8 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

96 97 85 109 105 90 1.7 1.7 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.6

Information

39 49 42 48 43 31 1.4 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.1

Financial activities

96 78 123 85 105 104 1.2 0.9 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.2

Finance and insurance

58 59 80 57 71 68 1.0 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

38 19 43 28 34 36 1.8 0.9 2.0 1.3 1.5 1.7

Professional and business services

565 672 625 569 618 642 2.8 3.3 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.1

Education and health services

375 409 438 371 426 397 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.7

Educational services

42 41 45 41 48 42 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2

Health care and social assistance

334 367 394 330 379 355 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

649 688 662 660 649 645 4.2 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

67 73 70 76 76 80 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.6

Accommodation and food services

582 615 593 584 573 565 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2

Other services(3)

105 86 123 97 83 113 1.9 1.5 2.1 1.7 1.4 2.0

Government

175 170 175 171 176 155 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

Federal

15 15 15 16 16 16 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local

159 155 161 155 159 139 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

State and local education

74 70 75 74 72 72 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

85 85 86 81 87 67 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

333 440 430 426 419 429 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,201 1,250 1,248 1,267 1,308 1,237 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.3

Midwest

666 664 719 694 695 651 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0

West

702 730 789 649 715 710 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.0 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: June 06, 2017