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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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Total

21.9 23.7 24.9 25.7 26.9

INDUSTRY

Total private

24.5 26.5 27.7 28.7 29.9

Mining and logging

20.2 21.8 24.3 25.6 33.2

Construction

21.0 21.0 22.1 26.6 28.2

Manufacturing

11.7 13.1 14.4 18.4 19.7

Durable goods

10.4 11.8 12.9 16.3 17.4

Nondurable goods

14.0 15.1 16.8 21.9 23.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26.6 27.8 28.3 28.7 30.9

Wholesale trade

15.7 16.1 16.9 17.6 17.9

Retail trade

33.5 34.9 35.2 35.4 38.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

18.4 19.7 20.5 21.6 24.7

Information

16.3 18.0 17.1 18.4 20.3

Financial activities

14.5 15.0 14.7 16.2 16.2

Finance and insurance

12.6 13.7 13.2 14.6 13.4

Real estate and rental and leasing

20.1 18.9 19.0 20.8 24.1

Professional and business services

30.2 32.9 35.5 36.3 36.2

Education and health services

18.1 20.4 20.5 21.2 21.3

Educational services

14.6 15.8 15.9 15.7 15.2

Health care and social assistance

18.8 21.2 21.3 22.3 22.4

Leisure and hospitality

42.8 47.1 50.6 48.3 51.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

30.8 30.9 35.9 33.1 38.1

Accommodation and food services

44.8 49.8 53.1 50.8 54.2

Other services

22.8 24.4 23.0 25.5 25.7

Government

7.7 8.5 9.2 9.0 9.6

Federal

4.5 5.1 5.3 6.2 6.8

State and local

8.2 9.0 9.7 9.4 10.0

State and local education

7.4 8.5 9.0 8.9 10.0

State and local, excluding education

9.1 9.5 10.6 10.1 10.1

REGION(2)

Northeast

16.5 18.3 19.3 20.1 19.6

South

24.8 26.6 27.3 28.6 29.9

Midwest

21.7 23.7 24.9 25.1 27.5

West

21.7 23.5 25.3 26.1 27.2

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 and to implement a new imputation methodology.

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Last Modified Date: March 15, 2019