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)
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)
Mar.
2017
Nov.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018(p)

Total

3,144 3,195 3,340 3,191 3,208 3,344 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,971 3,011 3,164 3,023 3,045 3,181 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5

Mining and logging

13 15 17 19 21 22 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.9 3.0

Construction

166 148 152 156 150 150 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1

Manufacturing

186 196 217 214 215 219 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

Durable goods

96 108 120 117 122 128 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6

Nondurable goods

90 88 97 97 93 90 1.9 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

678 629 682 643 626 661 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

74 84 101 88 86 86 1.3 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4

Retail trade

501 432 475 452 424 460 3.2 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

103 113 106 102 116 116 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0

Information

39 46 50 50 49 45 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6

Financial activities

103 115 114 118 118 109 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3

Finance and insurance

70 93 83 76 83 69 1.1 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

33 22 30 43 35 40 1.5 1.0 1.4 1.9 1.6 1.8

Professional and business services

590 712 747 641 690 697 2.9 3.5 3.6 3.1 3.3 3.4

Education and health services

422 427 423 400 406 426 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8

Educational services

44 50 52 45 48 42 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.1

Health care and social assistance

377 377 370 355 358 384 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

677 652 676 672 694 705 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

83 64 64 79 67 78 3.6 2.7 2.7 3.4 2.9 3.3

Accommodation and food services

594 588 611 593 627 627 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.5

Other services(3)

97 71 87 111 76 147 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.9 1.3 2.5

Government

174 184 176 168 163 163 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

Federal

16 18 13 13 14 14 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

158 166 163 155 149 149 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

73 84 83 80 78 77 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

85 82 80 75 71 72 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

431 438 422 431 422 426 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6

South

1,298 1,337 1,322 1,330 1,376 1,411 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

Midwest

700 685 758 687 647 708 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.2

West

715 735 837 743 764 798 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.3

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: May 08, 2018