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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)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020(p)

Total

3,613 1,744 2,082 2.4 1.3 1.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

3,373 1,650 1,927 2.6 1.5 1.7

Mining and logging

14 6 8 1.9 1.0 1.2

Construction

159 77 92 2.1 1.2 1.3

Manufacturing

217 109 146 1.7 1.0 1.2

Durable goods

122 59 89 1.5 0.8 1.2

Nondurable goods

95 50 57 2.0 1.2 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

798 417 517 2.9 1.7 2.1

Wholesale trade

97 58 64 1.6 1.1 1.1

Retail trade

571 267 347 3.7 2.0 2.5

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

129 92 106 2.1 1.6 1.9

Information

53 26 20 1.9 1.0 0.8

Financial activities

137 67 90 1.6 0.8 1.1

Finance and insurance

86 46 71 1.3 0.7 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

51 21 19 2.2 1.0 0.9

Professional and business services

647 341 412 3.0 1.8 2.1

Education and health services

415 331 280 1.7 1.5 1.3

Educational services

51 28 22 1.3 0.8 0.7

Health care and social assistance

364 304 257 1.8 1.6 1.4

Leisure and hospitality

785 236 322 4.7 2.8 3.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

66 11 15 2.6 1.0 1.2

Accommodation and food services

719 225 308 5.0 3.0 3.5

Other services

149 40 40 2.5 0.9 0.8

Government

240 94 155 1.0 0.4 0.7

Federal

15 14 27 0.5 0.5 1.0

State and local

225 80 127 1.1 0.4 0.7

State and local education

138 27 81 1.3 0.3 0.8

State and local, excluding education

87 53 47 0.9 0.6 0.5

REGION(3)

Northeast

503 240 243 1.8 1.0 1.0

South

1,458 737 957 2.6 1.5 2.0

Midwest

830 381 443 2.5 1.3 1.5

West

822 386 438 2.3 1.3 1.4

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: July 07, 2020