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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)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
July
2020
Aug.
2020(p)

Total

4,431 3,401 3,593 2.9 2.4 2.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,165 3,227 3,378 3.2 2.7 2.8

Mining and logging

17 13 12 2.3 2.1 1.9

Construction

220 186 144 2.8 2.5 1.9

Manufacturing

265 205 271 2.1 1.7 2.2

Durable goods

153 119 155 1.9 1.6 2.0

Nondurable goods

112 85 117 2.3 1.9 2.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

931 818 857 3.4 3.1 3.2

Wholesale trade

99 96 92 1.7 1.7 1.6

Retail trade

666 561 617 4.3 3.8 4.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

166 161 148 2.7 2.8 2.6

Information

63 36 43 2.2 1.4 1.7

Financial activities

185 94 149 2.1 1.1 1.7

Finance and insurance

123 54 113 1.9 0.8 1.7

Real estate and rental and leasing

62 40 36 2.6 1.8 1.6

Professional and business services

742 602 625 3.4 3.0 3.1

Education and health services

561 507 493 2.3 2.2 2.2

Educational services

87 54 67 2.5 1.7 2.1

Health care and social assistance

474 454 427 2.3 2.3 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

1,036 614 687 6.0 4.7 5.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

156 49 73 5.8 2.7 4.1

Accommodation and food services

880 565 615 6.1 5.0 5.4

Other services

145 152 96 2.4 2.8 1.8

Government

266 173 215 1.2 0.9 1.0

Federal

23 19 24 0.8 0.7 0.8

State and local

242 154 191 1.3 0.9 1.1

State and local education

130 82 103 1.4 1.0 1.2

State and local, excluding education

112 72 88 1.2 0.8 1.0

REGION(3)

Northeast

675 469 539 2.4 1.8 2.1

South

1,747 1,349 1,461 3.2 2.6 2.8

Midwest

960 824 804 2.9 2.7 2.6

West

1,048 759 789 3.0 2.3 2.4

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

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Last Modified Date: October 07, 2020