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)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)
Nov.
2016
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Oct.
2017
Nov.
2017(p)

Total

3,080 3,194 3,093 3,180 3,187 3,174 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,909 3,023 2,929 3,014 3,020 2,983 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

13 18 11 15 20 14 2.0 2.5 1.5 2.1 2.8 2.0

Construction

150 141 140 154 164 153 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.2

Manufacturing

164 191 185 189 192 199 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6

Durable goods

93 109 98 107 109 112 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4

Nondurable goods

71 82 86 81 83 86 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

655 662 639 619 655 656 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Wholesale trade

87 91 85 82 93 87 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5

Retail trade

460 456 456 435 455 437 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

108 115 98 101 107 132 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.3

Information

35 58 46 55 46 41 1.3 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.5

Financial activities

85 116 118 112 121 108 1.0 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.3

Finance and insurance

66 75 73 78 78 86 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

19 41 45 34 43 22 0.9 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.9 1.0

Professional and business services

635 615 590 663 657 698 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.2 3.1 3.3

Education and health services

395 391 395 403 437 412 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8

Educational services

44 42 47 43 44 45 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2

Health care and social assistance

351 349 349 360 393 367 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

693 666 639 675 619 643 4.4 4.2 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

77 66 60 48 61 71 3.4 2.9 2.7 2.1 2.7 3.1

Accommodation and food services

616 601 579 627 557 572 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.1 4.2

Other services(3)

83 165 166 131 109 60 1.5 2.9 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.0

Government

171 171 164 166 167 192 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9

Federal

17 14 15 15 15 16 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6

State and local

154 157 149 151 152 175 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local education

80 81 75 69 81 89 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

73 75 73 82 71 86 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

475 445 447 434 431 444 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,207 1,372 1,205 1,273 1,395 1,327 2.3 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.5

Midwest

695 700 688 755 660 681 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.1

West

703 677 752 718 700 722 2.1 2.0 2.2 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: January 09, 2018