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)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

3,340 3,648 3,564 3,519 3,494 3,482 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,164 3,480 3,391 3,338 3,298 3,304 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6

Mining and logging

17 21 21 19 20 21 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.8

Construction

152 165 164 166 188 204 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.8

Manufacturing

217 212 198 205 231 196 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.5

Durable goods

120 119 108 113 127 108 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.3

Nondurable goods

97 93 90 92 104 88 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.2 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

682 759 761 735 742 713 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5

Wholesale trade

101 108 85 81 95 90 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5

Retail trade

475 529 569 528 514 493 3.0 3.3 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

106 122 106 125 134 130 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.1 2.2 2.2

Information

50 49 47 50 55 40 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.4

Financial activities

114 155 126 110 99 113 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.3

Finance and insurance

83 89 75 63 64 82 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

30 66 50 47 35 31 1.4 2.9 2.2 2.0 1.5 1.4

Professional and business services

747 696 704 661 617 677 3.6 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 3.2

Education and health services

423 469 431 497 505 546 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.3

Educational services

52 35 47 58 54 46 1.4 0.9 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.2

Health care and social assistance

370 434 384 439 451 500 1.9 2.2 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.5

Leisure and hospitality

676 777 780 769 716 713 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

64 84 85 78 63 71 2.7 3.6 3.6 3.3 2.6 2.9

Accommodation and food services

611 693 695 691 653 642 4.4 4.9 5.0 4.9 4.6 4.6

Other services(3)

87 177 159 127 124 82 1.5 3.0 2.7 2.2 2.1 1.4

Government

176 168 174 180 196 178 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

Federal

13 13 16 16 18 21 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8

State and local

163 155 158 164 178 157 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

State and local education

83 85 83 89 93 88 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local, excluding education

80 70 75 75 85 70 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

422 448 459 403 384 408 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.5

South

1,322 1,500 1,533 1,503 1,504 1,512 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8

Midwest

758 856 799 815 804 809 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4

West

837 845 773 798 803 754 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2

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: February 12, 2019