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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)
June
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020(p)
June
2019
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020(p)

Total

3,481 3,436 2,789 1,877 2,067 2,598 2.3 2.3 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,298 3,245 2,619 1,731 1,945 2,493 2.6 2.5 2.0 1.6 1.7 2.1

Mining and logging

13 12 9 6 8 9 1.8 1.7 1.3 0.9 1.2 1.5

Construction

186 153 130 86 104 127 2.5 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.5 1.8

Manufacturing

197 183 150 104 143 197 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.6

Durable goods

113 107 86 49 83 103 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.7 1.1 1.4

Nondurable goods

84 75 64 55 60 94 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4 2.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

754 794 607 447 484 621 2.7 2.9 2.2 1.8 1.9 2.4

Wholesale trade

88 101 93 52 55 90 1.5 1.7 1.6 0.9 1.0 1.6

Retail trade

541 546 386 305 306 405 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

125 147 129 90 122 126 2.0 2.4 2.1 1.6 2.2 2.2

Information

45 50 35 28 22 28 1.6 1.7 1.2 1.1 0.9 1.1

Financial activities

138 123 93 70 87 83 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.0

Finance and insurance

78 88 70 48 69 61 1.2 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.1 0.9

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

60 35 23 21 18 22 2.6 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0

Professional and business services

633 628 561 337 411 456 3.0 2.9 2.6 1.7 2.1 2.3

Education and health services

421 478 426 356 286 394 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.7

Educational services

53 58 50 43 23 26 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.3 0.7 0.7

Health care and social assistance

368 420 376 313 262 368 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

783 699 534 255 369 473 4.7 4.2 3.3 3.0 3.7 3.9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

78 77 52 30 31 32 3.2 3.1 2.1 2.6 2.5 2.0

Accommodation and food services

705 622 483 225 338 442 5.0 4.3 3.5 3.0 3.9 4.2

Other services

128 125 74 44 32 105 2.2 2.1 1.3 1.0 0.7 2.0

Government

183 191 170 146 122 106 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5

Federal

14 19 17 15 17 16 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6

State and local

169 172 152 130 105 90 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5

State and local education

96 90 79 69 67 27 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.3

State and local, excluding education

74 82 73 62 37 63 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.7

REGION(4)

Northeast

512 494 404 275 272 399 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.6

South

1,397 1,347 1,098 791 919 1,076 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.9 2.1

Midwest

758 783 654 418 443 592 2.3 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.5 2.0

West

815 812 633 394 433 531 2.3 2.3 1.8 1.3 1.4 1.7

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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: August 10, 2020