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)
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)
Apr.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Mar.
2018
Apr.
2018(p)

Total

3,072 3,340 3,191 3,208 3,387 3,351 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,914 3,164 3,023 3,045 3,217 3,163 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.5

Mining and logging

10 17 19 21 21 21 1.4 2.5 2.6 2.9 2.9 2.9

Construction

157 152 156 150 149 160 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2

Manufacturing

181 217 214 215 211 201 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6

Durable goods

96 120 117 122 126 115 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5

Nondurable goods

85 97 97 93 85 86 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

599 682 643 626 667 663 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

Wholesale trade

74 101 88 86 84 86 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4

Retail trade

434 475 452 424 461 462 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

91 106 102 116 122 116 1.6 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.0

Information

38 50 50 49 43 49 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8

Financial activities

118 114 118 118 101 96 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.1

Finance and insurance

75 83 76 83 62 45 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.0 0.7

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

43 30 43 35 39 52 2.0 1.4 1.9 1.6 1.7 2.3

Professional and business services

602 747 641 690 715 709 3.0 3.6 3.1 3.3 3.4 3.4

Education and health services

412 423 400 406 433 430 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8

Educational services

53 52 45 48 46 52 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4

Health care and social assistance

359 370 355 358 387 378 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

675 676 672 694 731 709 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

86 64 79 67 92 67 3.7 2.7 3.4 2.9 3.9 2.8

Accommodation and food services

589 611 593 627 639 642 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6

Other services(3)

123 87 111 76 145 124 2.1 1.5 1.9 1.3 2.5 2.1

Government

158 176 168 163 171 188 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8

Federal

16 13 13 14 15 17 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6

State and local

142 163 155 149 156 171 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

State and local education

76 83 80 78 79 93 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9

State and local, excluding education

66 80 75 71 77 78 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

457 422 431 422 438 466 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7

South

1,240 1,322 1,330 1,376 1,419 1,382 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6

Midwest

629 758 687 647 718 714 1.9 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.2

West

746 837 743 764 813 788 2.2 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.4 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: June 05, 2018