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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Total

35,880 37,687 40,329 42,142 36,318

INDUSTRY

Total private

33,838 35,667 38,173 39,916 33,883

Mining and logging

161 172 245 179 108

Construction

1,492 1,851 2,059 2,084 1,614

Manufacturing

1,777 2,295 2,504 2,490 2,356

Durable goods

997 1,259 1,378 1,396 1,274

Nondurable goods

779 1,034 1,127 1,094 1,082

Trade, transportation, and utilities

7,709 7,878 8,500 8,907 8,259

Wholesale trade

978 1,020 1,069 1,029 1,008

Retail trade

5,585 5,614 5,959 6,234 5,613

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

1,147 1,245 1,474 1,645 1,637

Information

482 519 566 554 480

Financial activities

1,215 1,366 1,406 1,547 1,307

Finance and insurance

808 910 856 1,005 896

Real estate and rental and leasing

405 455 550 545 414

Professional and business services

7,135 7,452 7,561 7,767 6,740

Education and health services

4,643 4,917 5,374 5,532 5,386

Educational services

575 576 582 648 492

Health care and social assistance

4,070 4,343 4,795 4,885 4,892

Leisure and hospitality

7,917 7,746 8,441 9,220 6,544

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

810 777 918 936 553

Accommodation and food services

7,107 6,971 7,523 8,286 5,993

Other services

1,308 1,470 1,514 1,634 1,087

Government

2,043 2,019 2,159 2,226 2,434

Federal

149 176 183 208 246

State and local

1,893 1,842 1,974 2,016 2,190

State and local education

929 922 1,044 1,091 1,270

State and local, excluding education

964 923 933 927 921

REGION(2)

Northeast

5,132 5,419 5,386 5,700 4,992

South

14,394 15,311 16,466 17,255 15,249

Midwest

7,972 8,109 8,989 9,187 8,097

West

8,384 8,847 9,488 10,000 7,981

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 11, 2021