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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)
May
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Jan.
2021
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

2,206 3,306 3,383 3,568 3,992 3,604 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.8 2.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,012 3,140 3,184 3,387 3,810 3,438 1.8 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.1 2.8

Mining and logging

6 8 12 9 11 11 1.1 1.3 2.1 1.5 1.9 1.8

Construction

95 139 168 198 176 160 1.4 1.9 2.3 2.7 2.4 2.1

Manufacturing

141 251 258 262 286 255 1.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.1

Durable goods

76 142 140 150 155 130 1.1 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.7

Nondurable goods

64 109 118 113 132 125 1.4 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.8 2.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

496 755 753 787 947 859 2.0 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.5 3.2

Wholesale trade

57 71 82 89 111 94 1.0 1.3 1.4 1.6 2.0 1.6

Retail trade

314 539 542 543 629 606 2.3 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.1 4.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

125 145 129 155 206 160 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.5 3.3 2.6

Information

51 37 40 57 52 39 2.0 1.4 1.5 2.1 1.9 1.4

Financial activities

88 148 132 122 141 126 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.4

Finance and insurance

74 106 85 80 102 87 1.1 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

15 42 47 42 40 39 0.7 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.7

Professional and business services

422 580 604 613 763 582 2.2 2.8 2.9 2.9 3.7 2.8

Education and health services

323 469 458 507 551 509 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.2

Educational services

24 25 44 46 52 50 0.7 0.7 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.4

Health care and social assistance

299 443 413 460 499 459 1.6 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

354 641 625 703 752 764 3.5 4.9 4.6 5.1 5.3 5.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

24 64 51 52 57 58 2.0 3.8 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.9

Accommodation and food services

330 577 574 650 695 706 3.7 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.7 5.7

Other services

36 114 134 129 131 133 0.7 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4

Government

194 166 199 181 182 165 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Federal

20 26 19 16 18 22 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8

State and local

175 140 181 164 165 144 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8

State and local education

129 62 98 84 84 69 1.3 0.6 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7

State and local, excluding education

46 78 83 80 81 75 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8

REGION(3)

Northeast

294 432 456 491 507 441 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.7

South

966 1,427 1,406 1,505 1,696 1,494 2.0 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.2 2.8

Midwest

463 727 749 780 873 803 1.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.8 2.6

West

482 719 772 792 916 865 1.5 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.7 2.6

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) 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: July 07, 2021