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

Total

3,076 3,206 3,130 3,194 3,093 3,182 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,902 3,035 2,966 3,023 2,929 3,015 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Mining and logging

14 14 15 18 11 15 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.5 1.5 2.0

Construction

122 142 135 141 140 154 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2

Manufacturing

150 202 197 191 185 194 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6

Durable goods

84 104 108 109 98 112 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

Nondurable goods

66 98 90 82 86 82 1.4 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

661 675 641 662 639 621 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3

Wholesale trade

68 72 74 91 85 83 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.4 1.4

Retail trade

470 498 462 456 456 439 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

123 104 105 115 98 99 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.7 1.7

Information

49 31 37 58 46 51 1.8 1.2 1.4 2.1 1.7 1.9

Financial activities

87 131 105 116 118 112 1.0 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.3

Finance and insurance

60 80 61 75 73 84 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

27 52 44 41 45 29 1.3 2.4 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.3

Professional and business services

631 616 634 615 590 672 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.8 3.2

Education and health services

402 421 422 391 395 411 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8

Educational services

42 45 49 42 47 45 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2

Health care and social assistance

360 376 373 349 349 366 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

680 690 648 666 639 663 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

75 67 63 66 60 50 3.4 3.0 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.2

Accommodation and food services

605 623 585 601 579 613 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.5

Other services(3)

106 112 132 165 166 121 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.9 2.9 2.1

Government

174 172 164 171 164 167 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

Federal

14 11 14 14 15 15 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

160 160 151 157 149 152 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

76 78 76 81 75 69 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

State and local, excluding education

84 83 75 75 73 83 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

422 472 458 445 447 441 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,234 1,311 1,281 1,372 1,205 1,250 2.3 2.5 2.4 2.6 2.3 2.3

Midwest

675 691 661 700 688 779 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.4

West

746 733 730 677 752 712 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 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: November 07, 2017