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Table 10. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 10. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands) Rates(2)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)

Total

3,453 5,191 4,681 2.4 3.5 3.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,232 4,904 4,417 2.7 3.9 3.5

Mining and logging

9 14 11 1.6 2.1 1.7

Construction

168 246 200 2.3 3.2 2.6

Manufacturing

263 382 356 2.2 3.1 2.9

Durable goods

140 211 182 1.9 2.7 2.4

Nondurable goods

123 172 174 2.7 3.6 3.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

713 1,209 1,000 2.7 4.4 3.6

Wholesale trade

95 180 137 1.7 3.1 2.4

Retail trade

477 863 693 3.2 5.6 4.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

141 166 171 2.3 2.6 2.7

Information

36 56 43 1.4 2.0 1.5

Financial activities

114 164 135 1.3 1.8 1.5

Finance and insurance

75 114 102 1.1 1.7 1.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

40 50 33 1.8 2.1 1.4

Professional and business services

686 796 730 3.4 3.8 3.4

Education and health services

458 680 671 2.0 2.9 2.8

Educational services

35 71 70 1.0 2.1 2.0

Health care and social assistance

423 608 601 2.1 3.0 3.0

Leisure and hospitality

654 1,192 1,074 4.9 7.5 7.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

63 128 140 3.6 5.4 6.3

Accommodation and food services

591 1,064 934 5.1 7.9 7.1

Other services

130 166 199 2.4 2.9 3.5

Government

222 288 264 1.0 1.4 1.2

Federal

21 24 23 0.7 0.8 0.8

State and local

201 264 240 1.1 1.5 1.3

State and local education

108 151 139 1.1 1.7 1.4

State and local, excluding education

92 113 101 1.0 1.2 1.1

REGION(3)

Northeast

501 783 674 1.9 2.9 2.5

South

1,417 2,012 1,829 2.7 3.7 3.4

Midwest

769 1,228 1,015 2.5 3.9 3.2

West

767 1,168 1,163 2.3 3.4 3.4

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