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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)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)
Jan.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020(p)

Total

3,473 2,978 3,470 2.3 1.9 2.3

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,300 2,827 3,312 2.6 2.2 2.6

Mining and logging

17 9 14 2.3 1.3 1.9

Construction

176 137 155 2.5 1.8 2.1

Manufacturing

202 148 173 1.6 1.2 1.4

Durable goods

104 78 97 1.3 1.0 1.2

Nondurable goods

98 70 75 2.1 1.5 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

702 658 784 2.5 2.3 2.8

Wholesale trade

85 61 87 1.5 1.0 1.5

Retail trade

509 439 568 3.3 2.7 3.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

108 159 130 1.8 2.5 2.1

Information

59 35 42 2.1 1.2 1.5

Financial activities

108 113 141 1.3 1.3 1.6

Finance and insurance

63 74 87 1.0 1.1 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

45 40 54 2.0 1.7 2.3

Professional and business services

680 540 672 3.3 2.5 3.2

Education and health services

500 435 496 2.1 1.8 2.0

Educational services

47 46 55 1.3 1.2 1.5

Health care and social assistance

453 389 441 2.3 1.9 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

718 630 735 4.6 3.8 4.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

57 52 70 2.7 2.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

660 578 665 4.9 4.1 4.8

Other services

140 121 102 2.4 2.0 1.7

Government

173 151 158 0.8 0.7 0.7

Federal

14 22 17 0.5 0.8 0.6

State and local

159 129 141 0.8 0.6 0.7

State and local education

84 68 72 0.8 0.6 0.7

State and local, excluding education

75 61 69 0.8 0.7 0.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

469 388 502 1.7 1.4 1.8

South

1,462 1,218 1,451 2.7 2.2 2.6

Midwest

735 636 740 2.3 1.9 2.3

West

807 736 776 2.3 2.1 2.2

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020