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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)
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
May
2021
June
2021
July
2021
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)

Total

3,307 3,630 3,870 4,028 4,270 4,434 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.9 3.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,101 3,470 3,713 3,872 4,087 4,217 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.4

Mining and logging

8 10 12 9 10 10 1.3 1.7 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.5

Construction

148 156 185 198 192 183 2.0 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5

Manufacturing

254 245 304 300 312 337 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.7

Durable goods

134 120 163 154 170 171 1.8 1.6 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.2

Nondurable goods

120 126 141 146 141 166 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

707 851 905 954 1,041 984 2.7 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.8 3.6

Wholesale trade

92 90 105 129 158 128 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.3 2.8 2.2

Retail trade

468 596 637 682 730 685 3.1 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.8 4.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

147 166 164 143 153 171 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.7

Information

35 45 48 50 43 43 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.5

Financial activities

114 121 127 133 126 136 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.5

Finance and insurance

72 86 78 79 85 100 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5

Real estate and rental and leasing

42 35 49 54 41 36 1.9 1.6 2.2 2.4 1.8 1.6

Professional and business services

669 614 684 697 701 706 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3

Education and health services

455 523 548 582 597 651 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.8

Educational services

29 51 46 50 44 61 0.8 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.7

Health care and social assistance

426 472 502 532 552 589 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.8 2.9

Leisure and hospitality

597 762 772 807 934 987 4.5 5.3 5.2 5.3 6.1 6.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

47 59 66 72 68 124 2.7 3.0 3.2 3.4 3.2 5.7

Accommodation and food services

550 703 706 735 867 863 4.7 5.7 5.5 5.6 6.6 6.6

Other services

114 143 128 142 132 179 2.1 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.3 3.1

Government

205 160 156 157 183 217 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0

Federal

20 22 25 19 20 22 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.8

State and local

186 138 131 137 163 195 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0

State and local education

107 64 34 45 77 107 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.1

State and local, excluding education

78 74 97 92 86 88 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

441 458 531 589 619 603 1.7 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2

South

1,426 1,487 1,561 1,596 1,706 1,793 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.3

Midwest

723 827 889 921 1,024 955 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.2 3.0

West

718 858 888 921 921 1,083 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 3.1

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

Last Modified Date: November 12, 2021