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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Total

18.7 20.3 22.0 23.8 25.0

INDUSTRY

Total private

21.0 22.8 24.7 26.6 27.9

Mining and logging

23.0 19.8 20.5 21.8 23.6

Construction

17.4 20.3 21.3 21.1 21.9

Manufacturing

10.8 11.0 11.9 13.3 14.6

Durable goods

9.6 9.9 10.4 12.1 13.0

Nondurable goods

12.9 12.8 14.3 15.3 17.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22.0 23.4 26.6 28.0 28.5

Wholesale trade

12.2 12.4 15.6 15.9 17.2

Retail trade

27.3 29.6 33.5 35.1 35.2

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

17.6 17.3 18.5 20.6 21.3

Information

16.4 15.8 17.8 18.4 17.4

Financial activities

14.1 15.0 14.5 14.9 14.4

Finance and insurance

12.2 13.5 12.6 13.6 13.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

19.8 19.4 20.0 18.7 18.5

Professional and business services

24.5 28.5 29.5 32.0 35.9

Education and health services

15.9 17.3 18.0 20.5 20.7

Educational services

12.0 11.8 13.1 15.3 15.9

Health care and social assistance

16.7 18.4 18.9 21.4 21.6

Leisure and hospitality

37.7 40.0 44.6 48.0 51.2

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

26.3 28.3 29.7 30.3 37.0

Accommodation and food services

39.6 42.0 47.1 50.9 53.5

Other services

19.9 21.3 22.8 24.0 22.5

Government

7.1 7.2 7.7 8.5 9.2

Federal

4.6 4.8 4.5 5.4 5.8

State and local

7.4 7.5 8.2 9.0 9.7

State and local education

7.6 7.3 7.4 8.4 8.8

State and local, excluding education

7.2 7.8 9.1 9.6 10.6

REGION(2)

Northeast

14.6 15.2 16.2 18.1 18.8

South

21.7 23.3 25.2 27.1 27.6

Midwest

18.6 20.3 21.9 23.5 25.2

West

17.5 19.8 21.7 23.4 25.8

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, 2017