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)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)
July
2016
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017(p)

Total

3,031 3,138 3,044 3,206 3,130 3,164 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,862 2,962 2,887 3,035 2,966 2,998 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

11 13 11 14 15 18 1.7 1.9 1.6 2.0 2.1 2.5

Construction

127 164 159 142 135 147 1.9 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.1

Manufacturing

148 183 178 202 197 189 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5

Durable goods

82 94 94 104 108 107 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4

Nondurable goods

66 89 84 98 90 82 1.4 1.9 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

652 678 581 675 641 663 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

93 76 72 72 74 88 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5

Retail trade

466 498 420 498 462 462 2.9 3.1 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

93 105 89 104 105 112 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.0

Information

40 43 37 31 37 44 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.6

Financial activities

102 105 111 131 105 113 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.2 1.3

Finance and insurance

62 71 71 80 61 72 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

41 34 40 52 44 41 1.9 1.5 1.8 2.4 2.0 1.9

Professional and business services

604 618 630 616 634 610 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9

Education and health services

396 426 402 421 422 402 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7

Educational services

50 48 45 45 49 33 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 0.9

Health care and social assistance

345 379 357 376 373 369 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

652 649 667 690 648 654 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

65 76 77 67 63 53 2.9 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.3

Accommodation and food services

587 573 590 623 585 600 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.3 4.4

Other services(3)

129 83 111 112 132 159 2.3 1.4 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.8

Government

169 176 157 172 164 166 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

Federal

13 16 14 11 14 14 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5

State and local

155 159 143 160 151 152 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

70 72 75 78 76 80 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

85 87 67 83 75 72 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

438 419 446 472 458 438 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6

South

1,227 1,308 1,220 1,311 1,281 1,330 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.5

Midwest

656 695 639 691 661 714 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2

West

710 715 740 733 730 683 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0

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: September 12, 2017