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.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)
Dec.
2015
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016(p)

Total

3,088 3,009 3,052 3,023 3,077 2,979 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,922 2,847 2,867 2,861 2,914 2,825 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3

Mining and logging

16 13 13 13 14 15 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.2

Construction

137 137 124 128 151 121 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.2 1.8

Manufacturing

133 140 150 155 163 160 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3

Durable goods

80 76 85 86 93 84 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.1

Nondurable goods

54 64 64 69 69 76 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

719 651 654 675 661 640 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3

Wholesale trade

81 90 71 72 91 96 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.6

Retail trade

518 475 462 492 457 446 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

120 85 121 111 113 99 2.2 1.6 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.8

Information

35 38 57 40 37 43 1.3 1.4 2.1 1.4 1.3 1.6

Financial activities

122 105 86 91 83 77 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9

Finance and insurance

87 68 57 64 64 59 1.4 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

36 37 29 27 19 18 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.8

Professional and business services

614 598 597 588 620 612 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0

Education and health services

385 375 411 396 394 407 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8

Educational services

49 51 45 38 43 40 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1

Health care and social assistance

336 324 366 358 351 367 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

671 639 671 668 709 669 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

60 63 73 69 75 74 2.7 2.8 3.3 3.1 3.3 3.3

Accommodation and food services

611 576 599 600 634 595 4.6 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.4

Other services(3)

89 150 103 108 84 81 1.6 2.6 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.4

Government

166 162 185 163 163 153 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7

Federal

13 13 13 12 16 14 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5

State and local

153 149 172 151 148 140 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7

State and local education

75 76 78 73 76 62 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6

State and local, excluding education

78 73 93 77 72 78 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

445 433 419 428 477 442 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.6

South

1,286 1,214 1,242 1,210 1,246 1,194 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3

Midwest

656 625 648 678 667 639 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0

West

701 737 743 707 687 703 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.1 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: February 07, 2017