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)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018(p)

Total

2,930 2,968 3,031 2.0 2.0 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,793 2,827 2,894 2.2 2.2 2.3

Mining and logging

14 16 17 2.0 2.1 2.2

Construction

116 147 162 1.7 2.0 2.2

Manufacturing

160 172 140 1.3 1.3 1.1

Durable goods

88 92 77 1.1 1.2 1.0

Nondurable goods

72 80 63 1.5 1.7 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

631 652 655 2.2 2.3 2.3

Wholesale trade

81 78 74 1.4 1.3 1.2

Retail trade

442 446 449 2.7 2.7 2.7

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

108 128 132 1.8 2.1 2.1

Information

48 47 36 1.7 1.7 1.3

Financial activities

99 84 101 1.2 1.0 1.2

Finance and insurance

69 49 70 1.1 0.8 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing

30 35 31 1.4 1.5 1.4

Professional and business services

711 561 638 3.4 2.6 3.0

Education and health services

352 404 465 1.5 1.7 1.9

Educational services

36 34 32 0.9 0.9 0.8

Health care and social assistance

316 370 433 1.6 1.8 2.1

Leisure and hospitality

577 620 599 3.6 3.8 3.7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

46 45 49 2.1 2.0 2.2

Accommodation and food services

531 575 550 3.9 4.1 3.9

Other services

87 124 82 1.5 2.1 1.4

Government

137 141 136 0.6 0.6 0.6

Federal

11 17 19 0.4 0.6 0.7

State and local

126 124 118 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local education

59 57 60 0.5 0.5 0.6

State and local, excluding education

67 67 57 0.7 0.7 0.6

REGION(3)

Northeast

386 325 367 1.4 1.2 1.3

South

1,115 1,264 1,275 2.1 2.3 2.3

Midwest

670 691 713 2.0 2.1 2.1

West

759 688 675 2.2 2.0 1.9

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.
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Last Modified Date: February 12, 2019