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

Total

3,085 3,093 3,180 3,187 3,161 3,259 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,915 2,929 3,014 3,020 2,978 3,083 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5

Mining and logging

12 11 15 20 15 19 1.9 1.5 2.1 2.8 2.1 2.7

Construction

134 140 154 164 140 128 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.0 1.8

Manufacturing

165 185 189 192 197 210 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7

Durable goods

89 98 107 109 108 118 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

Nondurable goods

75 86 81 83 89 91 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

623 639 619 655 639 675 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5

Wholesale trade

94 85 82 93 86 100 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.7

Retail trade

432 456 435 455 440 460 2.7 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

97 98 101 107 113 115 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0

Information

49 46 55 46 43 47 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.7

Financial activities

78 118 112 121 115 119 0.9 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4

Finance and insurance

59 73 78 78 92 87 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

19 45 34 43 23 31 0.9 2.0 1.5 1.9 1.0 1.4

Professional and business services

672 590 663 657 713 721 3.3 2.8 3.2 3.1 3.4 3.4

Education and health services

409 395 403 437 411 421 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.8

Educational services

41 47 43 44 48 55 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5

Health care and social assistance

367 349 360 393 362 366 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

688 639 675 619 638 667 4.4 4.0 4.2 3.9 4.0 4.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

73 60 48 61 73 69 3.2 2.7 2.1 2.7 3.2 3.0

Accommodation and food services

615 579 627 557 565 598 4.6 4.2 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.3

Other services(3)

86 166 131 109 69 75 1.5 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.2 1.3

Government

170 164 166 167 183 176 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

Federal

15 15 15 15 18 14 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5

State and local

155 149 151 152 165 162 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

70 75 69 81 82 82 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local, excluding education

85 73 82 71 83 80 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

440 447 434 431 444 427 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,250 1,205 1,273 1,395 1,315 1,316 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.5 2.5

Midwest

664 688 755 660 671 744 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.3

West

730 752 718 700 732 773 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2 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: February 06, 2018