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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Total

24.9 25.7 27.1 27.9 25.5

INDUSTRY

Total private

27.7 28.7 30.2 31.1 28.2

Mining and logging

24.1 25.4 33.7 24.6 17.4

Construction

22.2 26.6 28.3 27.8 22.2

Manufacturing

14.4 18.5 19.7 19.4 19.3

Durable goods

12.9 16.3 17.3 17.4 16.8

Nondurable goods

16.8 22.0 23.8 22.9 23.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28.3 28.7 30.8 32.1 31.0

Wholesale trade

16.9 17.5 18.3 17.5 17.9

Retail trade

35.3 35.4 37.7 39.9 37.8

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

20.6 21.7 24.6 26.5 26.8

Information

17.2 18.4 19.9 19.3 17.8

Financial activities

14.7 16.2 16.4 17.7 15.0

Finance and insurance

13.1 14.5 13.5 15.6 13.8

Real estate and rental and leasing

18.9 20.8 24.4 23.5 18.6

Professional and business services

35.5 36.3 36.1 36.5 33.3

Education and health services

20.5 21.2 22.7 22.9 23.2

Educational services

16.1 15.7 15.7 17.3 14.2

Health care and social assistance

21.3 22.2 24.1 23.9 24.7

Leisure and hospitality

50.6 48.3 51.8 55.6 49.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

36.0 33.3 38.5 38.4 31.0

Accommodation and food services

53.0 50.8 54.1 58.6 51.9

Other services

23.0 25.5 26.0 27.7 20.2

Government

9.2 9.0 9.6 9.8 11.1

Federal

5.3 6.3 6.5 7.3 8.4

State and local

9.7 9.4 10.0 10.2 11.5

State and local education

9.0 8.9 10.0 10.4 12.8

State and local, excluding education

10.6 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.2

REGION(2)

Northeast

19.3 20.1 19.7 20.7 19.2

South

27.3 28.6 30.2 31.1 29.2

Midwest

24.9 25.1 27.7 28.1 26.3

West

25.3 26.1 27.4 28.3 24.0

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 11, 2021