August 16, 2010
In June, the hires rate for private industry was unchanged over the month at 3.6 and fell to 1.4 in government. The total separations, or turnover, rate was unchanged in June for private industry at 3.5 but rose for government to 2.4.
The hires rate did not increase significantly in June for any industry or region, while falling in the South region as well as government.
Total separations includes quits (voluntary separations), layoffs and discharges (involuntary separations), and other separations (including retirements).
In June, the quits rate was little changed in every industry except government, where it rose. The quits rate fell in June in the Midwest region.
The layoffs and discharges rate was essentially unchanged in June for total private but increased for government, due to the release of temporary Census 2010 workers.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. Find additional information in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — June 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1103.