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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Total

20.3 22.0 23.8 25.2 26.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

22.8 24.7 26.6 28.1 29.1

Mining and logging

19.7 20.9 21.8 24.3 26.0

Construction

20.3 21.2 21.1 22.2 26.2

Manufacturing

10.9 11.9 13.3 14.5 18.5

Durable goods

9.9 10.4 12.1 13.0 16.3

Nondurable goods

12.8 14.4 15.3 17.0 22.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities

23.4 26.6 28.0 28.4 28.7

Wholesale trade

12.4 15.6 16.0 17.2 17.5

Retail trade

29.6 33.6 35.1 35.2 35.4

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

17.3 18.4 20.5 20.8 21.7

Information

15.8 17.9 18.3 17.4 19.1

Financial activities

15.0 14.5 14.9 14.6 16.2

Finance and insurance

13.5 12.6 13.5 13.1 14.6

Real estate and rental and leasing

19.5 20.1 18.8 19.0 20.9

Professional and business services

28.5 29.5 32.0 36.6 37.7

Education and health services

17.3 18.0 20.5 20.8 21.5

Educational services

11.7 13.1 15.2 15.7 15.2

Health care and social assistance

18.4 18.9 21.5 21.7 22.7

Leisure and hospitality

40.0 44.6 48.0 51.6 49.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

28.4 29.7 30.4 37.9 33.6

Accommodation and food services

42.0 47.1 50.9 53.9 52.1

Other services

21.3 22.8 24.0 22.8 24.7

Government

7.2 7.7 8.5 9.2 9.1

Federal

4.9 4.5 5.4 5.8 6.7

State and local

7.5 8.2 9.0 9.7 9.5

State and local education

7.3 7.4 8.4 8.9 8.7

State and local, excluding education

7.8 9.1 9.6 10.6 10.3

REGION(2)

Northeast

15.2 16.2 18.1 18.8 19.7

South

23.3 25.2 27.1 27.8 29.1

Midwest

20.3 21.9 23.5 25.3 25.5

West

19.8 21.7 23.4 26.0 26.7

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 16, 2018