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

Total

3,048 3,044 3,206 3,130 3,194 3,124 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,883 2,887 3,035 2,966 3,023 2,957 2.4 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

13 11 14 15 18 12 1.9 1.6 2.0 2.1 2.5 1.7

Construction

146 159 142 135 141 138 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0

Manufacturing

149 178 202 197 191 176 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4

Durable goods

80 94 104 108 109 102 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3

Nondurable goods

69 84 98 90 82 74 1.5 1.8 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

644 581 675 641 662 638 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3

Wholesale trade

98 72 72 74 91 87 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.5

Retail trade

462 420 498 462 456 443 2.9 2.7 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

84 89 104 105 115 107 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.9

Information

37 37 31 37 58 44 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 2.1 1.6

Financial activities

104 111 131 105 116 120 1.3 1.3 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4

Finance and insurance

67 71 80 61 75 73 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

37 40 52 44 41 47 1.7 1.8 2.4 2.0 1.9 2.1

Professional and business services

608 630 616 634 615 599 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9

Education and health services

377 402 421 422 391 409 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8

Educational services

51 45 45 49 42 49 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.4

Health care and social assistance

327 357 376 373 349 360 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

660 667 690 648 666 669 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

70 77 67 63 66 64 3.1 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.8

Accommodation and food services

589 590 623 585 601 606 4.4 4.3 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4

Other services(3)

144 111 112 132 165 152 2.5 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.9 2.6

Government

165 157 172 164 171 167 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7

Federal

13 14 11 14 14 14 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

152 143 160 151 157 153 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

76 75 78 76 81 78 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

State and local, excluding education

76 67 83 75 75 75 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

437 446 472 458 445 448 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7

South

1,225 1,220 1,311 1,281 1,372 1,236 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.3

Midwest

664 639 691 661 700 678 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1

West

722 740 733 730 677 762 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 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: October 11, 2017