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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.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

3,544 1,877 2,067 2,605 2,932 2,793 2.3 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,363 1,731 1,945 2,492 2,789 2,656 2.6 1.6 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.2

Mining and logging

13 6 8 10 11 8 1.8 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.7 1.3

Construction

173 86 104 131 143 103 2.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 1.4

Manufacturing

197 104 143 186 179 204 1.5 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.7

Durable goods

114 49 83 101 104 116 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.5

Nondurable goods

83 55 60 85 75 87 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.9 1.7 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

771 447 484 613 753 716 2.8 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.9 2.7

Wholesale trade

81 52 55 79 90 75 1.4 0.9 1.0 1.4 1.6 1.3

Retail trade

547 305 306 410 524 509 3.5 2.3 2.2 2.8 3.5 3.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

144 90 122 123 140 132 2.3 1.6 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.3

Information

49 28 22 28 31 29 1.7 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.1

Financial activities

157 70 87 84 87 119 1.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4

Finance and insurance

95 48 69 60 47 83 1.5 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

62 21 18 25 40 36 2.7 1.0 0.8 1.1 1.8 1.6

Professional and business services

650 337 411 441 533 529 3.0 1.7 2.1 2.2 2.7 2.6

Education and health services

462 356 286 394 438 413 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.9 1.8

Educational services

54 43 23 23 37 37 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.1

Health care and social assistance

408 313 262 371 401 376 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.9 2.1 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

780 255 369 487 501 470 4.7 3.0 3.7 4.1 4.0 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

82 30 31 29 32 14 3.4 2.6 2.5 2.0 2.0 0.9

Accommodation and food services

698 225 338 457 469 455 4.9 3.0 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.1

Other services

111 44 32 117 113 65 1.9 1.0 0.7 2.3 2.1 1.2

Government

181 146 122 113 143 137 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6

Federal

19 15 17 17 19 20 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6

State and local

162 130 105 96 123 117 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.6

State and local education

84 69 67 31 59 59 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.6

State and local, excluding education

78 62 37 66 65 58 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

535 275 272 392 410 398 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.6 1.6 1.5

South

1,429 791 919 1,054 1,160 1,183 2.6 1.7 1.9 2.1 2.3 2.3

Midwest

737 418 443 599 703 616 2.2 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.3 2.0

West

842 394 433 560 658 596 2.4 1.3 1.4 1.7 2.0 1.8

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 07, 2020