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
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)
May
2018
Jan.
2019
Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019(p)

Total

3,342 3,483 3,447 3,461 3,516 3,425 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,154 3,282 3,259 3,278 3,327 3,210 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5

Mining and logging

20 19 21 23 19 16 2.8 2.5 2.7 3.0 2.5 2.1

Construction

163 185 184 149 145 174 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.0 1.9 2.3

Manufacturing

197 212 211 222 224 205 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6

Durable goods

115 110 118 118 130 117 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4

Nondurable goods

82 101 93 104 93 88 1.7 2.1 1.9 2.2 2.0 1.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

731 727 729 738 744 778 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8

Wholesale trade

88 87 88 102 93 101 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.7

Retail trade

510 512 494 500 524 547 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

133 128 147 137 126 130 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.1

Information

53 51 48 52 58 56 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0

Financial activities

114 102 97 104 145 122 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.7 1.4

Finance and insurance

66 64 75 67 82 74 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

48 38 22 37 64 48 2.1 1.7 0.9 1.6 2.7 2.0

Professional and business services

636 664 645 656 647 555 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.6

Education and health services

420 433 461 467 425 411 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.7

Educational services

52 39 58 47 50 51 1.4 1.0 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.3

Health care and social assistance

368 394 403 420 375 360 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

698 753 748 735 773 752 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

73 74 80 82 83 69 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.3 2.8

Accommodation and food services

625 679 668 653 691 684 4.5 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.8

Other services

122 137 114 132 147 142 2.1 2.3 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.4

Government

188 201 188 184 190 215 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0

Federal

14 14 17 22 15 15 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.5

State and local

173 187 171 162 175 200 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 1.0

State and local education

92 105 96 94 90 108 0.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0

State and local, excluding education

82 82 75 68 85 92 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.9 1.0

REGION(4)

Northeast

476 441 425 513 448 486 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.7

South

1,337 1,448 1,489 1,425 1,478 1,366 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.5

Midwest

734 797 754 757 791 787 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4

West

794 797 779 767 799 787 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 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: July 09, 2019