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)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)
Oct.
2017
June
2018
July
2018
Aug.
2018
Sept.
2018
Oct.
2018(p)

Total

3,224 3,477 3,608 3,648 3,564 3,514 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,059 3,285 3,422 3,480 3,391 3,340 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6

Mining and logging

19 21 21 21 21 19 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.6

Construction

164 164 178 165 164 154 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.1

Manufacturing

195 206 217 212 198 201 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6

Durable goods

109 113 120 119 108 109 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4

Nondurable goods

86 93 96 93 90 92 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

666 751 730 759 761 745 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7

Wholesale trade

98 79 78 108 85 86 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.8 1.4 1.4

Retail trade

464 550 535 529 569 523 2.9 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.6 3.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

104 122 117 122 106 136 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.1 1.8 2.3

Information

44 51 49 49 47 48 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

Financial activities

122 129 141 155 126 112 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.3

Finance and insurance

79 78 77 89 75 64 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

44 52 64 66 50 48 2.0 2.3 2.8 2.9 2.2 2.1

Professional and business services

641 723 709 696 704 682 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.2

Education and health services

453 440 449 469 431 476 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.0

Educational services

50 34 45 35 47 59 1.4 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.6

Health care and social assistance

403 407 404 434 384 417 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

646 705 765 777 780 782 4.0 4.3 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 77 76 84 85 90 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.8

Accommodation and food services

583 629 689 693 695 692 4.2 4.5 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.9

Other services(3)

109 95 163 177 159 120 1.9 1.6 2.8 3.0 2.7 2.0

Government

166 192 187 168 174 174 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

16 14 14 13 16 16 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6

State and local

150 178 172 155 158 158 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

80 92 91 85 83 84 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local, excluding education

70 86 82 70 75 74 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

444 460 442 448 459 404 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5

South

1,401 1,432 1,504 1,500 1,533 1,511 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8

Midwest

670 819 824 856 799 789 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.4

West

709 766 838 845 773 809 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.4

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: December 10, 2018