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)
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)
Feb.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017(p)

Total

2,984 3,078 3,080 3,085 3,186 3,084 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,826 2,912 2,909 2,915 3,011 2,916 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

12 12 13 12 13 18 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.7

Construction

97 127 150 134 151 166 1.5 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.4

Manufacturing

161 165 164 165 177 182 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5

Durable goods

94 88 93 89 96 94 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Nondurable goods

66 76 71 75 82 88 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

633 681 655 623 657 654 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.4

Wholesale trade

85 73 87 94 103 69 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.2

Retail trade

464 493 460 432 469 474 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

84 114 108 97 85 110 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5 2.0

Information

41 42 35 49 42 49 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.5 1.8

Financial activities

138 91 85 78 123 87 1.7 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.5 1.0

Finance and insurance

101 65 66 59 80 58 1.7 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.3 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

37 27 19 19 43 28 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.9 2.0 1.3

Professional and business services

597 617 635 672 625 610 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.1 3.0

Education and health services

383 396 395 409 438 382 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7

Educational services

43 43 44 41 45 41 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1

Health care and social assistance

340 353 351 367 394 341 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

676 668 693 688 662 663 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

72 69 77 73 70 72 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.2

Accommodation and food services

604 600 616 615 593 591 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4

Other services(3)

88 112 83 86 123 106 1.6 2.0 1.5 1.5 2.1 1.8

Government

158 167 171 170 175 168 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

14 12 17 15 15 14 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

144 155 154 155 161 154 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

73 75 80 70 75 72 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

71 80 73 85 86 82 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

428 434 475 440 430 428 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,166 1,229 1,207 1,250 1,248 1,244 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Midwest

717 692 695 664 719 731 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3

West

673 723 703 730 789 681 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.4 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: April 11, 2017