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Table 18. Annual quits rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted

Table 18. Annual quits rates by industry and region, not seasonally adjusted(1) [percent]
Industry and region 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Total

23.7 24.9 25.7 27.1 27.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

26.5 27.7 28.7 30.2 31.1

Mining and logging

21.6 24.1 25.4 34.0 24.0

Construction

21.0 22.2 26.6 28.2 27.8

Manufacturing

13.1 14.4 18.4 19.8 19.3

Durable goods

11.9 13.0 16.3 17.3 17.1

Nondurable goods

15.2 16.8 22.0 23.8 22.9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27.8 28.3 28.8 30.8 32.1

Wholesale trade

16.1 16.9 17.5 18.3 17.3

Retail trade

35.0 35.3 35.4 37.7 39.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

19.7 20.5 21.6 24.6 26.6

Information

18.1 17.2 18.5 20.0 19.7

Financial activities

15.0 14.7 16.2 16.4 17.8

Finance and insurance

13.6 13.2 14.5 13.5 15.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

18.8 18.9 20.9 24.4 23.5

Professional and business services

32.9 35.5 36.4 36.1 36.5

Education and health services

20.4 20.5 21.2 22.8 22.9

Educational services

15.8 16.1 15.7 15.6 17.0

Health care and social assistance

21.2 21.3 22.3 24.1 24.0

Leisure and hospitality

47.1 50.6 48.3 51.8 55.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

31.0 36.0 33.4 38.6 38.7

Accommodation and food services

49.8 53.0 50.8 54.1 58.3

Other services

24.4 23.0 25.5 25.9 27.5

Government

8.5 9.2 9.1 9.6 9.9

Federal

5.1 5.3 6.3 6.6 7.3

State and local

9.0 9.8 9.5 10.0 10.3

State and local education

8.5 9.0 8.9 10.0 10.5

State and local, excluding education

9.5 10.6 10.1 10.1 10.0

REGION(2)

Northeast

18.3 19.3 20.1 19.8 20.9

South

26.6 27.3 28.6 30.2 31.0

Midwest

23.7 24.9 25.2 27.7 28.1

West

23.5 25.3 26.1 27.4 28.3

Footnotes
(1) The annual quits rate is the number of quits during the entire year as a percent of annual average employment.
(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