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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)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)
Nov.
2018
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019(p)

Total

2,834 3,577 2,955 1.9 2.3 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,693 3,429 2,819 2.1 2.6 2.2

Mining and logging

16 13 10 2.2 1.8 1.4

Construction

146 198 121 2.0 2.6 1.6

Manufacturing

170 200 160 1.3 1.6 1.2

Durable goods

93 117 80 1.2 1.5 1.0

Nondurable goods

78 83 81 1.6 1.7 1.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

620 698 720 2.2 2.5 2.5

Wholesale trade

76 69 73 1.3 1.2 1.2

Retail trade

417 478 520 2.6 3.0 3.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

126 151 127 2.0 2.4 2.0

Information

49 43 37 1.7 1.5 1.3

Financial activities

86 130 132 1.0 1.5 1.5

Finance and insurance

49 86 86 0.8 1.3 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

37 45 46 1.6 1.9 2.0

Professional and business services

541 654 556 2.5 3.0 2.5

Education and health services

361 482 361 1.5 2.0 1.5

Educational services

34 52 33 0.9 1.3 0.8

Health care and social assistance

328 430 327 1.6 2.1 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

582 822 614 3.6 4.9 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 91 66 2.2 3.7 2.8

Accommodation and food services

531 730 548 3.8 5.1 3.8

Other services

121 189 107 2.1 3.2 1.8

Government

140 148 136 0.6 0.6 0.6

Federal

18 18 16 0.6 0.6 0.5

State and local

123 130 121 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local education

58 59 52 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local, excluding education

65 71 69 0.7 0.8 0.7

REGION(3)

Northeast

343 506 395 1.2 1.8 1.4

South

1,144 1,375 1,193 2.1 2.5 2.1

Midwest

692 818 653 2.1 2.4 1.9

West

654 878 713 1.9 2.5 2.0

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: January 17, 2020