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

Total

3,018 3,224 3,195 3,340 3,191 3,210 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,845 3,059 3,011 3,164 3,023 3,043 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

16 19 15 17 19 20 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.8

Construction

165 164 148 152 156 151 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1

Manufacturing

180 195 196 217 214 221 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8

Durable goods

97 109 108 120 117 123 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6

Nondurable goods

83 86 88 97 97 98 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

666 666 629 682 643 629 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.3

Wholesale trade

71 98 84 101 88 85 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.5 1.4

Retail trade

482 464 432 475 452 428 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

113 104 113 106 102 117 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0

Information

47 44 46 50 50 51 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8

Financial activities

86 122 115 114 118 117 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4

Finance and insurance

56 79 93 83 76 87 0.9 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

30 44 22 30 43 31 1.4 2.0 1.0 1.4 1.9 1.4

Professional and business services

567 641 712 747 641 666 2.8 3.1 3.5 3.6 3.1 3.2

Education and health services

380 453 427 423 400 404 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

Educational services

43 50 50 52 45 44 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2

Health care and social assistance

337 403 377 370 355 360 1.7 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

640 646 652 676 672 715 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.1 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

73 63 64 64 79 81 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.7 3.4 3.5

Accommodation and food services

567 583 588 611 593 633 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.6

Other services(3)

98 109 71 87 111 70 1.7 1.9 1.2 1.5 1.9 1.2

Government

173 166 184 176 168 167 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

Federal

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

State and local

155 150 166 163 155 153 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

74 80 84 83 80 75 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7

State and local, excluding education

81 70 82 80 75 78 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

408 444 438 422 431 434 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,270 1,401 1,337 1,322 1,330 1,379 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Midwest

682 670 685 758 687 668 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.0

West

658 709 735 837 743 729 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.1

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 13, 2018