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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
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)
May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021(p)

Total

2,330 4,068 3,764 1.7 2.8 2.6

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,096 3,929 3,590 1.9 3.2 2.9

Mining and logging

7 13 11 1.2 2.1 1.8

Construction

90 179 154 1.3 2.4 2.1

Manufacturing

151 307 264 1.3 2.5 2.2

Durable goods

82 174 133 1.1 2.3 1.7

Nondurable goods

69 132 131 1.5 2.9 2.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

515 967 906 2.1 3.6 3.4

Wholesale trade

57 122 95 1.0 2.2 1.7

Retail trade

346 636 657 2.5 4.2 4.3

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

112 209 154 2.0 3.4 2.5

Information

53 57 41 2.1 2.1 1.5

Financial activities

95 154 131 1.1 1.8 1.5

Finance and insurance

76 108 89 1.2 1.7 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

20 46 43 0.9 2.0 1.9

Professional and business services

437 770 596 2.3 3.7 2.9

Education and health services

329 555 519 1.5 2.4 2.2

Educational services

27 44 54 0.8 1.2 1.5

Health care and social assistance

302 511 465 1.6 2.6 2.3

Leisure and hospitality

374 790 819 3.6 5.6 5.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

18 43 52 1.4 2.3 2.6

Accommodation and food services

356 746 767 3.9 6.1 6.1

Other services

45 139 149 0.9 2.5 2.7

Government

233 139 174 1.1 0.6 0.8

Federal

19 15 22 0.6 0.5 0.7

State and local

214 124 153 1.1 0.6 0.8

State and local education

158 46 71 1.6 0.4 0.7

State and local, excluding education

56 78 81 0.6 0.9 0.9

REGION(3)

Northeast

308 520 449 1.3 2.0 1.7

South

1,020 1,731 1,569 2.1 3.3 2.9

Midwest

504 858 853 1.7 2.7 2.7

West

498 959 893 1.6 2.8 2.6

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, 2021