Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
JOLTS JLT Program Links

Table 17. Annual quits levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 17. Annual quits levels by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [in thousands]
Industry and region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Total

37,711 40,356 42,193 35,870 47,825

INDUSTRY

Total private

35,677 38,191 39,951 33,535 45,456

Mining and logging

173 246 179 106 117

Construction

1,850 2,059 2,083 1,597 2,198

Manufacturing

2,291 2,503 2,492 2,347 3,457

Durable goods

1,261 1,377 1,396 1,274 1,885

Nondurable goods

1,033 1,125 1,092 1,070 1,572

Trade, transportation, and utilities

7,878 8,508 8,916 8,313 11,204

Wholesale trade

1,023 1,068 1,029 1,002 1,334

Retail trade

5,615 5,968 6,236 5,650 7,792

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

1,242 1,475 1,650 1,661 2,077

Information

519 568 553 444 626

Financial activities

1,365 1,406 1,546 1,314 1,565

Finance and insurance

908 857 1,004 903 1,045

Real estate and rental and leasing

458 549 544 410 522

Professional and business services

7,457 7,562 7,768 6,639 8,597

Education and health services

4,924 5,378 5,537 5,370 6,728

Educational services

581 581 648 486 613

Health care and social assistance

4,342 4,796 4,888 4,882 6,115

Leisure and hospitality

7,750 8,452 9,242 6,361 9,413

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

778 921 941 538 843

Accommodation and food services

6,973 7,531 8,301 5,824 8,574

Other services

1,470 1,512 1,634 1,046 1,552

Government

2,035 2,165 2,243 2,337 2,372

Federal

179 183 209 236 260

State and local

1,858 1,982 2,033 2,101 2,109

State and local education

935 1,048 1,108 1,191 1,009

State and local, excluding education

923 932 927 909 1,101

REGION(2)

Northeast

5,424 5,390 5,706 4,797 6,387

South

15,319 16,477 17,273 15,213 20,192

Midwest

8,116 8,995 9,199 8,005 10,541

West

8,853 9,492 10,013 7,856 10,708

Footnotes
(1) The annual quits level is the total number of quits during the entire year.
(2) 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.

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates.

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2022