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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.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)
Aug.
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
June
2019
July
2019
Aug.
2019(p)

Total

3,473 3,516 3,478 3,462 3,668 3,526 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,303 3,327 3,277 3,278 3,487 3,343 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.6

Mining and logging

20 19 15 13 14 14 2.7 2.5 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.8

Construction

177 145 168 186 177 173 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.4 2.3

Manufacturing

206 224 203 203 195 192 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

Durable goods

112 130 114 114 103 115 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

Nondurable goods

94 93 89 89 92 78 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

761 744 784 745 771 767 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8

Wholesale trade

101 93 105 90 89 89 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5

Retail trade

531 524 543 540 545 545 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

129 126 136 115 137 133 2.1 2.1 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.2

Information

50 58 57 50 43 54 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.9

Financial activities

147 145 118 137 138 147 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.7

Finance and insurance

88 82 73 77 88 85 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

59 64 45 60 50 62 2.6 2.7 2.0 2.6 2.1 2.7

Professional and business services

607 647 619 621 679 603 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.2 2.8

Education and health services

437 425 406 412 485 465 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.9

Educational services

37 50 51 54 61 60 1.0 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

400 375 355 359 424 405 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

763 773 761 782 822 830 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.9 5.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

80 83 73 77 80 76 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

683 691 688 705 742 754 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.3

Other services

135 147 144 128 165 98 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.1 2.8 1.7

Government

170 190 202 183 181 183 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

15 15 16 14 17 18 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

State and local

155 175 186 170 164 165 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8

State and local education

83 90 103 98 88 89 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

72 85 82 71 75 76 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

454 448 496 507 502 527 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9

South

1,380 1,478 1,381 1,392 1,479 1,435 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.6

Midwest

783 791 802 763 836 716 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.1

West

856 799 799 800 852 848 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 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: October 09, 2019