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.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)
Aug.
2017
Apr.
2018
May
2018
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018(p)

Total

3,173 3,349 3,480 3,477 3,608 3,577 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,017 3,166 3,287 3,285 3,422 3,399 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7

Mining and logging

11 22 23 21 21 19 1.6 3.1 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.6

Construction

143 154 162 164 178 164 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.3

Manufacturing

187 204 197 206 217 215 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

Durable goods

102 116 111 113 120 122 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5

Nondurable goods

84 88 86 93 96 93 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

656 688 737 751 730 759 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7

Wholesale trade

95 84 86 79 78 102 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.7

Retail trade

463 486 512 550 535 537 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

98 119 138 122 117 120 1.7 2.0 2.4 2.1 2.0 2.0

Information

49 48 56 51 49 51 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8

Financial activities

117 97 110 129 141 151 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.8

Finance and insurance

70 45 66 78 77 89 1.1 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

47 52 44 52 64 62 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.3 2.8 2.8

Professional and business services

652 671 692 723 709 627 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.0

Education and health services

390 433 468 440 449 467 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0

Educational services

42 52 50 34 45 38 1.1 1.4 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.0

Health care and social assistance

348 381 417 407 404 429 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

652 724 714 705 765 777 4.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.7 4.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

61 70 71 77 76 75 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.2

Accommodation and food services

592 653 643 629 689 702 4.3 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.9 5.0

Other services(3)

160 125 129 95 163 168 2.8 2.1 2.2 1.6 2.8 2.9

Government

156 184 193 192 187 178 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8

Federal

15 16 15 14 14 13 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

140 168 178 178 172 165 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local education

67 90 93 92 91 87 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

73 78 85 86 82 78 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

455 460 471 460 442 429 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

South

1,242 1,385 1,457 1,432 1,504 1,472 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7

Midwest

679 717 775 819 824 827 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5

West

796 786 777 766 838 849 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.5

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: October 16, 2018