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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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Total

25.7 27.1 28.0 25.2 32.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

28.7 30.2 31.1 27.9 36.6

Mining and logging

25.6 33.8 24.6 17.7 20.6

Construction

26.5 28.3 27.8 22.0 29.7

Manufacturing

18.4 19.7 19.4 19.3 28.0

Durable goods

16.3 17.3 17.4 16.8 24.6

Nondurable goods

22.0 23.7 22.9 23.3 33.7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28.7 30.8 32.2 31.2 40.4

Wholesale trade

17.6 18.3 17.5 17.8 23.5

Retail trade

35.4 37.8 39.9 38.0 50.6

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

21.6 24.6 26.6 26.9 31.3

Information

18.4 20.0 19.3 16.3 22.1

Financial activities

16.2 16.4 17.7 15.1 17.8

Finance and insurance

14.5 13.5 15.6 13.9 16.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

20.9 24.4 23.4 18.5 23.1

Professional and business services

36.4 36.1 36.5 32.7 40.5

Education and health services

21.2 22.8 22.9 23.1 28.4

Educational services

15.8 15.6 17.3 14.0 17.1

Health care and social assistance

22.2 24.1 23.9 24.7 30.4

Leisure and hospitality

48.3 51.9 55.7 48.4 66.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

33.3 38.6 38.6 30.3 42.6

Accommodation and food services

50.8 54.1 58.7 51.2 70.7

Other services

25.5 25.9 27.7 19.6 28.4

Government

9.1 9.6 9.9 10.6 10.8

Federal

6.4 6.5 7.4 8.1 9.0

State and local

9.5 10.1 10.3 11.0 11.0

State and local education

9.0 10.0 10.5 11.9 10.0

State and local, excluding education

10.1 10.1 10.0 10.1 12.2

REGION(2)

Northeast

20.1 19.8 20.8 18.8 24.6

South

28.6 30.2 31.2 28.8 37.1

Midwest

25.2 27.7 28.1 26.0 33.3

West

26.1 27.4 28.4 23.7 31.4

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.

Last Modified Date: March 10, 2022