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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

33,659 35,882 37,708 40,331 42,113

INDUSTRY

Total private

31,794 33,839 35,682 38,174 39,878

Mining and logging

176 161 172 247 177

Construction

1,359 1,491 1,852 2,058 2,082

Manufacturing

1,614 1,777 2,292 2,506 2,475

Durable goods

921 999 1,261 1,378 1,380

Nondurable goods

694 780 1,033 1,127 1,093

Trade, transportation, and utilities

7,462 7,703 7,882 8,497 8,897

Wholesale trade

928 977 1,020 1,067 1,022

Retail trade

5,462 5,584 5,616 5,958 6,238

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

1,071 1,142 1,244 1,473 1,639

Information

497 482 521 568 563

Financial activities

1,217 1,215 1,365 1,407 1,560

Finance and insurance

822 810 909 857 1,014

Real estate and rental and leasing

392 405 457 549 546

Professional and business services

6,472 7,138 7,458 7,561 7,782

Education and health services

4,487 4,645 4,920 5,379 5,543

Educational services

548 574 576 580 640

Health care and social assistance

3,941 4,071 4,345 4,797 4,901

Leisure and hospitality

7,142 7,921 7,749 8,444 9,181

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

671 810 779 919 942

Accommodation and food services

6,470 7,110 6,972 7,524 8,239

Other services

1,370 1,307 1,470 1,511 1,621

Government

1,864 2,043 2,026 2,159 2,236

Federal

141 148 177 184 206

State and local

1,725 1,896 1,847 1,975 2,028

State and local education

868 932 926 1,043 1,103

State and local, excluding education

855 963 923 933 925

REGION(2)

Northeast

4,804 5,130 5,424 5,388 5,778

South

13,769 14,396 15,317 16,467 17,158

Midwest

7,480 7,973 8,116 8,988 9,245

West

7,608 8,384 8,853 9,488 9,931

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.

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Last Modified Date: March 17, 2020