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

Total

2,894 3,076 3,078 3,080 3,085 3,220 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,727 2,902 2,912 2,909 2,915 3,044 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5

Mining and logging

21 14 12 13 12 12 2.9 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8

Construction

80 122 127 150 134 159 1.2 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.3

Manufacturing

144 150 165 164 165 176 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4

Durable goods

79 84 88 93 89 97 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3

Nondurable goods

64 66 76 71 75 79 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

644 661 681 655 623 651 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

83 68 73 87 94 97 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.7

Retail trade

459 470 493 460 432 470 2.9 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

102 123 114 108 97 84 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.5

Information

40 49 42 35 49 46 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.6

Financial activities

107 87 91 85 78 133 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.6

Finance and insurance

77 60 65 66 59 90 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

30 27 27 19 19 43 1.4 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.9 2.0

Professional and business services

590 631 617 635 672 657 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.2

Education and health services

350 402 396 395 409 434 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9

Educational services

58 42 43 44 41 47 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3

Health care and social assistance

292 360 353 351 367 387 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0

Leisure and hospitality

635 680 668 693 688 659 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

59 75 69 77 73 67 2.7 3.4 3.1 3.4 3.2 3.0

Accommodation and food services

576 605 600 616 615 592 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4

Other services(3)

116 106 112 83 86 119 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.5 2.1

Government

167 174 167 171 170 176 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

13 14 12 17 15 14 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5

State and local

154 160 155 154 155 162 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

81 76 75 80 70 75 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

73 84 80 73 85 87 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

399 422 434 475 440 433 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.6

South

1,175 1,234 1,229 1,207 1,250 1,210 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3

Midwest

630 675 692 695 664 756 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.3

West

690 746 723 703 730 822 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.5

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.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 16, 2017