Quits by industry, 2008 to 2018

February 14, 2019

The number of quits in health care and social assistance increased from 370,000 in December 2017 to 500,000 in December 2018, an increase of 130,000, or 35 percent. In construction, the number of quits increased from 152,000 to 204,000, an increase of 52,000, or 34 percent. The number of quits in accommodation and food services increased by 31,000, from 611,000 to 642,000, an increase of 5 percent.

 Number of quits by industry, January 2008–December 2018, seasonally adjusted
Month Mining Federal government Real estate rental and leasing Educational services Information Arts, entertainment, and recreation Finance and insurance Wholesale trade

Jan 2008

17,000 15,000 56,000 35,000 43,000 62,000 108,000 94,000

Feb 2008

17,000 13,000 47,000 34,000 46,000 54,000 95,000 98,000

Mar 2008

14,000 8,000 41,000 29,000 38,000 46,000 78,000 71,000

Apr 2008

15,000 10,000 53,000 30,000 41,000 50,000 81,000 85,000

May 2008

14,000 7,000 32,000 38,000 39,000 52,000 83,000 89,000

Jun 2008

17,000 6,000 38,000 32,000 35,000 47,000 80,000 71,000

Jul 2008

12,000 6,000 35,000 31,000 39,000 53,000 69,000 89,000

Aug 2008

13,000 9,000 35,000 34,000 39,000 41,000 72,000 75,000

Sep 2008

14,000 7,000 54,000 35,000 33,000 46,000 75,000 66,000

Oct 2008

20,000 8,000 43,000 33,000 37,000 38,000 72,000 75,000

Nov 2008

14,000 5,000 25,000 24,000 20,000 31,000 72,000 64,000

Dec 2008

15,000 7,000 10,000 19,000 29,000 30,000 67,000 70,000

Jan 2009

13,000 6,000 27,000 18,000 34,000 29,000 55,000 54,000

Feb 2009

10,000 3,000 16,000 37,000 29,000 34,000 57,000 44,000

Mar 2009

8,000 5,000 21,000 27,000 36,000 33,000 67,000 45,000

Apr 2009

9,000 4,000 30,000 26,000 32,000 38,000 39,000 41,000

May 2009

10,000 11,000 36,000 23,000 43,000 38,000 27,000 43,000

Jun 2009

7,000 7,000 20,000 32,000 30,000 49,000 44,000 45,000

Jul 2009

4,000 4,000 32,000 23,000 40,000 38,000 47,000 46,000

Aug 2009

8,000 10,000 27,000 22,000 27,000 34,000 51,000 38,000

Sep 2009

5,000 6,000 22,000 25,000 26,000 12,000 41,000 51,000

Oct 2009

6,000 5,000 23,000 30,000 26,000 32,000 51,000 40,000

Nov 2009

6,000 8,000 24,000 34,000 32,000 38,000 43,000 72,000

Dec 2009

5,000 11,000 28,000 28,000 29,000 32,000 48,000 42,000

Jan 2010

7,000 4,000 21,000 33,000 16,000 53,000 55,000 41,000

Feb 2010

7,000 10,000 26,000 31,000 26,000 31,000 41,000 39,000

Mar 2010

8,000 8,000 17,000 32,000 46,000 29,000 60,000 49,000

Apr 2010

7,000 9,000 33,000 35,000 24,000 38,000 61,000 52,000

May 2010

6,000 12,000 30,000 27,000 22,000 34,000 54,000 49,000

Jun 2010

8,000 26,000 33,000 26,000 27,000 30,000 73,000 50,000

Jul 2010

8,000 20,000 32,000 28,000 27,000 28,000 56,000 45,000

Aug 2010

9,000 15,000 38,000 22,000 26,000 37,000 51,000 48,000

Sep 2010

7,000 12,000 36,000 34,000 28,000 41,000 60,000 39,000

Oct 2010

8,000 9,000 21,000 30,000 35,000 49,000 49,000 36,000

Nov 2010

9,000 8,000 18,000 43,000 37,000 41,000 51,000 44,000

Dec 2010

9,000 8,000 29,000 31,000 46,000 42,000 54,000 45,000

Jan 2011

7,000 10,000 30,000 28,000 26,000 35,000 48,000 56,000

Feb 2011

13,000 7,000 14,000 34,000 33,000 37,000 52,000 59,000

Mar 2011

9,000 8,000 28,000 32,000 30,000 42,000 58,000 44,000

Apr 2011

7,000 9,000 22,000 31,000 40,000 41,000 53,000 45,000

May 2011

10,000 8,000 28,000 32,000 35,000 38,000 51,000 61,000

Jun 2011

11,000 9,000 32,000 29,000 33,000 39,000 55,000 32,000

Jul 2011

12,000 8,000 27,000 34,000 31,000 44,000 73,000 45,000

Aug 2011

13,000 10,000 46,000 40,000 38,000 46,000 45,000 52,000

Sep 2011

14,000 10,000 26,000 29,000 40,000 55,000 48,000 56,000

Oct 2011

15,000 10,000 33,000 26,000 32,000 37,000 57,000 63,000

Nov 2011

12,000 10,000 23,000 24,000 33,000 41,000 53,000 57,000

Dec 2011

15,000 10,000 22,000 33,000 31,000 53,000 60,000 53,000

Jan 2012

16,000 10,000 36,000 31,000 37,000 42,000 49,000 50,000

Feb 2012

16,000 13,000 24,000 30,000 33,000 49,000 59,000 50,000

Mar 2012

16,000 12,000 19,000 34,000 34,000 45,000 59,000 56,000

Apr 2012

17,000 12,000 42,000 32,000 27,000 42,000 62,000 50,000

May 2012

15,000 12,000 32,000 28,000 35,000 51,000 58,000 56,000

Jun 2012

16,000 9,000 31,000 37,000 41,000 47,000 65,000 61,000

Jul 2012

17,000 10,000 37,000 32,000 31,000 43,000 56,000 80,000

Aug 2012

16,000 10,000 42,000 39,000 44,000 44,000 62,000 65,000

Sep 2012

16,000 10,000 43,000 36,000 40,000 35,000 61,000 53,000

Oct 2012

23,000 10,000 33,000 33,000 36,000 40,000 59,000 63,000

Nov 2012

15,000 11,000 28,000 33,000 34,000 39,000 69,000 47,000

Dec 2012

13,000 10,000 20,000 30,000 45,000 39,000 48,000 52,000

Jan 2013

13,000 10,000 29,000 35,000 39,000 47,000 78,000 60,000

Feb 2013

13,000 11,000 40,000 36,000 29,000 55,000 61,000 65,000

Mar 2013

19,000 11,000 23,000 25,000 30,000 55,000 62,000 57,000

Apr 2013

14,000 11,000 27,000 32,000 37,000 46,000 70,000 66,000

May 2013

13,000 11,000 36,000 34,000 37,000 47,000 78,000 52,000

Jun 2013

17,000 11,000 33,000 35,000 41,000 48,000 59,000 59,000

Jul 2013

16,000 12,000 40,000 26,000 39,000 50,000 72,000 49,000

Aug 2013

12,000 13,000 49,000 36,000 54,000 43,000 76,000 58,000

Sep 2013

13,000 10,000 39,000 34,000 30,000 45,000 67,000 61,000

Oct 2013

11,000 14,000 30,000 35,000 28,000 45,000 57,000 69,000

Nov 2013

13,000 10,000 23,000 32,000 29,000 56,000 60,000 67,000

Dec 2013

21,000 12,000 20,000 34,000 36,000 51,000 46,000 46,000

Jan 2014

12,000 10,000 34,000 34,000 38,000 52,000 36,000 58,000

Feb 2014

18,000 10,000 24,000 43,000 42,000 42,000 55,000 66,000

Mar 2014

17,000 11,000 30,000 36,000 44,000 52,000 53,000 68,000

Apr 2014

17,000 11,000 34,000 36,000 42,000 50,000 48,000 66,000

May 2014

18,000 11,000 34,000 37,000 42,000 47,000 53,000 96,000

Jun 2014

15,000 11,000 30,000 33,000 39,000 52,000 55,000 69,000

Jul 2014

14,000 8,000 38,000 37,000 37,000 50,000 74,000 75,000

Aug 2014

15,000 4,000 48,000 35,000 36,000 52,000 73,000 70,000

Sep 2014

14,000 11,000 38,000 38,000 35,000 58,000 81,000 81,000

Oct 2014

16,000 12,000 35,000 53,000 50,000 59,000 71,000 77,000

Nov 2014

15,000 12,000 41,000 35,000 43,000 54,000 73,000 98,000

Dec 2014

14,000 12,000 25,000 38,000 37,000 50,000 76,000 93,000

Jan 2015

12,000 13,000 37,000 32,000 37,000 55,000 77,000 79,000

Feb 2015

12,000 11,000 24,000 36,000 45,000 49,000 67,000 71,000

Mar 2015

12,000 12,000 20,000 41,000 49,000 46,000 68,000 76,000

Apr 2015

13,000 10,000 39,000 40,000 42,000 51,000 75,000 82,000

May 2015

19,000 15,000 41,000 48,000 41,000 53,000 64,000 86,000

Jun 2015

13,000 11,000 27,000 46,000 43,000 59,000 72,000 75,000

Jul 2015

15,000 14,000 34,000 51,000 45,000 55,000 60,000 81,000

Aug 2015

15,000 12,000 29,000 43,000 41,000 63,000 61,000 75,000

Sep 2015

16,000 13,000 38,000 41,000 44,000 54,000 62,000 92,000

Oct 2015

14,000 16,000 44,000 41,000 45,000 56,000 70,000 69,000

Nov 2015

18,000 12,000 21,000 56,000 41,000 51,000 62,000 70,000

Dec 2015

16,000 13,000 39,000 57,000 32,000 54,000 86,000 74,000

Jan 2016

20,000 13,000 29,000 57,000 40,000 56,000 80,000 86,000

Feb 2016

13,000 13,000 37,000 44,000 39,000 70,000 105,000 91,000

Mar 2016

15,000 13,000 44,000 40,000 39,000 58,000 50,000 96,000

Apr 2016

13,000 14,000 40,000 41,000 42,000 64,000 63,000 88,000

May 2016

12,000 12,000 43,000 51,000 40,000 68,000 69,000 65,000

Jun 2016

14,000 14,000 38,000 47,000 37,000 65,000 72,000 89,000

Jul 2016

12,000 13,000 41,000 54,000 42,000 71,000 62,000 81,000

Aug 2016

13,000 13,000 39,000 51,000 34,000 72,000 66,000 99,000

Sep 2016

14,000 14,000 30,000 43,000 54,000 80,000 61,000 72,000

Oct 2016

12,000 13,000 28,000 42,000 41,000 75,000 64,000 73,000

Nov 2016

12,000 16,000 18,000 44,000 36,000 83,000 65,000 84,000

Dec 2016

12,000 15,000 19,000 37,000 45,000 84,000 56,000 83,000

Jan 2017

12,000 16,000 40,000 44,000 40,000 63,000 86,000 98,000

Feb 2017

16,000 18,000 30,000 43,000 47,000 73,000 56,000 71,000

Mar 2017

13,000 16,000 33,000 44,000 39,000 83,000 70,000 74,000

Apr 2017

10,000 16,000 43,000 53,000 38,000 86,000 75,000 74,000

May 2017

14,000 14,000 51,000 43,000 34,000 58,000 79,000 74,000

Jun 2017

14,000 16,000 45,000 51,000 42,000 66,000 68,000 82,000

Jul 2017

18,000 14,000 39,000 45,000 52,000 64,000 78,000 91,000

Aug 2017

11,000 15,000 47,000 42,000 49,000 61,000 70,000 95,000

Sep 2017

15,000 16,000 34,000 45,000 51,000 52,000 80,000 86,000

Oct 2017

19,000 16,000 44,000 50,000 44,000 63,000 79,000 98,000

Nov 2017

15,000 18,000 22,000 50,000 46,000 64,000 93,000 84,000

Dec 2017

17,000 13,000 30,000 52,000 50,000 64,000 83,000 101,000

Jan 2018

19,000 13,000 43,000 45,000 50,000 79,000 76,000 88,000

Feb 2018

21,000 14,000 35,000 48,000 49,000 67,000 83,000 86,000

Mar 2018

21,000 15,000 39,000 46,000 43,000 92,000 62,000 84,000

Apr 2018

22,000 16,000 52,000 52,000 48,000 70,000 45,000 84,000

May 2018

23,000 15,000 44,000 50,000 56,000 71,000 66,000 86,000

Jun 2018

21,000 14,000 52,000 34,000 51,000 77,000 78,000 79,000

Jul 2018

21,000 14,000 64,000 45,000 49,000 76,000 77,000 78,000

Aug 2018

21,000 13,000 66,000 35,000 49,000 84,000 89,000 108,000

Sep 2018

21,000 16,000 50,000 47,000 47,000 85,000 75,000 85,000

Oct 2018

19,000 16,000 47,000 58,000 50,000 78,000 63,000 81,000

Nov 2018

20,000 18,000 35,000 54,000 55,000 63,000 64,000 95,000

Dec 2018

21,000 21,000 31,000 46,000 40,000 71,000 82,000 90,000

 

 Number of quits by industry, January 2008–December 2018, seasonally adjusted (continued)
Month Transportation, warehousing, and utilities Other services Construction State and local government Manufacturing Health care and social assistance Retail trade Accommodation and food services

Jan 2008

80,000 112,000 148,000 129,000 200,000 284,000 472,000 538,000

Feb 2008

86,000 81,000 159,000 135,000 189,000 278,000 422,000 549,000

Mar 2008

89,000 100,000 112,000 124,000 183,000 278,000 415,000 547,000

Apr 2008

87,000 133,000 185,000 142,000 179,000 303,000 417,000 533,000

May 2008

80,000 110,000 135,000 124,000 167,000 237,000 398,000 542,000

Jun 2008

86,000 147,000 150,000 125,000 160,000 257,000 411,000 534,000

Jul 2008

68,000 120,000 152,000 114,000 143,000 266,000 401,000 503,000

Aug 2008

65,000 117,000 149,000 136,000 137,000 247,000 411,000 466,000

Sep 2008

81,000 106,000 110,000 127,000 146,000 244,000 406,000 492,000

Oct 2008

84,000 86,000 108,000 125,000 144,000 262,000 364,000 487,000

Nov 2008

53,000 62,000 89,000 107,000 125,000 230,000 364,000 422,000

Dec 2008

66,000 80,000 83,000 120,000 102,000 228,000 381,000 413,000

Jan 2009

67,000 87,000 77,000 98,000 109,000 239,000 360,000 407,000

Feb 2009

52,000 123,000 91,000 100,000 98,000 227,000 285,000 388,000

Mar 2009

72,000 66,000 85,000 97,000 86,000 220,000 309,000 350,000

Apr 2009

63,000 122,000 71,000 95,000 82,000 206,000 245,000 357,000

May 2009

57,000 81,000 77,000 89,000 85,000 217,000 277,000 332,000

Jun 2009

46,000 111,000 75,000 91,000 92,000 231,000 290,000 339,000

Jul 2009

63,000 89,000 68,000 99,000 87,000 218,000 281,000 331,000

Aug 2009

60,000 80,000 58,000 94,000 77,000 220,000 292,000 341,000

Sep 2009

53,000 84,000 73,000 93,000 91,000 236,000 265,000 306,000

Oct 2009

59,000 72,000 61,000 92,000 77,000 226,000 279,000 319,000

Nov 2009

59,000 71,000 94,000 96,000 70,000 227,000 276,000 349,000

Dec 2009

58,000 46,000 87,000 98,000 72,000 235,000 299,000 324,000

Jan 2010

47,000 72,000 96,000 95,000 81,000 208,000 236,000 341,000

Feb 2010

51,000 37,000 77,000 112,000 104,000 207,000 307,000 332,000

Mar 2010

51,000 68,000 77,000 101,000 85,000 214,000 301,000 344,000

Apr 2010

52,000 95,000 69,000 92,000 91,000 247,000 323,000 335,000

May 2010

53,000 102,000 57,000 78,000 87,000 214,000 316,000 343,000

Jun 2010

51,000 107,000 62,000 107,000 95,000 252,000 312,000 327,000

Jul 2010

58,000 85,000 73,000 88,000 92,000 210,000 330,000 328,000

Aug 2010

57,000 91,000 87,000 97,000 105,000 215,000 294,000 340,000

Sep 2010

60,000 87,000 83,000 110,000 96,000 216,000 342,000 329,000

Oct 2010

46,000 76,000 76,000 95,000 104,000 221,000 302,000 334,000

Nov 2010

59,000 65,000 59,000 103,000 96,000 222,000 328,000 300,000

Dec 2010

58,000 77,000 92,000 100,000 102,000 220,000 294,000 340,000

Jan 2011

56,000 85,000 63,000 107,000 100,000 208,000 261,000 336,000

Feb 2011

67,000 68,000 59,000 105,000 95,000 212,000 301,000 325,000

Mar 2011

62,000 61,000 71,000 96,000 110,000 223,000 346,000 358,000

Apr 2011

54,000 68,000 104,000 96,000 104,000 222,000 318,000 353,000

May 2011

63,000 84,000 87,000 114,000 107,000 225,000 372,000 354,000

Jun 2011

70,000 71,000 75,000 93,000 107,000 222,000 344,000 377,000

Jul 2011

60,000 98,000 71,000 122,000 105,000 195,000 315,000 359,000

Aug 2011

60,000 107,000 69,000 114,000 99,000 233,000 328,000 396,000

Sep 2011

61,000 105,000 82,000 102,000 95,000 224,000 339,000 369,000

Oct 2011

61,000 92,000 77,000 97,000 112,000 221,000 327,000 339,000

Nov 2011

63,000 75,000 118,000 110,000 115,000 226,000 293,000 328,000

Dec 2011

64,000 62,000 73,000 126,000 106,000 227,000 328,000 344,000

Jan 2012

73,000 86,000 64,000 117,000 103,000 247,000 309,000 351,000

Feb 2012

66,000 62,000 77,000 117,000 107,000 269,000 356,000 361,000

Mar 2012

76,000 75,000 91,000 120,000 107,000 249,000 336,000 429,000

Apr 2012

83,000 83,000 71,000 121,000 112,000 242,000 349,000 389,000

May 2012

70,000 104,000 81,000 125,000 114,000 254,000 334,000 413,000

Jun 2012

80,000 109,000 93,000 116,000 112,000 236,000 351,000 412,000

Jul 2012

60,000 110,000 80,000 112,000 102,000 240,000 352,000 402,000

Aug 2012

83,000 146,000 73,000 119,000 111,000 239,000 348,000 383,000

Sep 2012

63,000 79,000 72,000 104,000 107,000 214,000 332,000 364,000

Oct 2012

71,000 79,000 107,000 125,000 99,000 229,000 328,000 389,000

Nov 2012

82,000 74,000 97,000 122,000 107,000 254,000 326,000 384,000

Dec 2012

63,000 72,000 78,000 125,000 109,000 248,000 329,000 395,000

Jan 2013

80,000 103,000 125,000 122,000 105,000 288,000 370,000 437,000

Feb 2013

79,000 99,000 117,000 120,000 108,000 266,000 369,000 439,000

Mar 2013

66,000 83,000 92,000 115,000 95,000 264,000 322,000 407,000

Apr 2013

70,000 80,000 101,000 134,000 116,000 263,000 367,000 459,000

May 2013

75,000 103,000 99,000 120,000 114,000 258,000 330,000 424,000

Jun 2013

68,000 79,000 107,000 122,000 105,000 258,000 333,000 391,000

Jul 2013

71,000 109,000 100,000 120,000 117,000 281,000 361,000 410,000

Aug 2013

69,000 124,000 95,000 113,000 105,000 272,000 433,000 394,000

Sep 2013

72,000 115,000 95,000 109,000 116,000 285,000 407,000 426,000

Oct 2013

65,000 100,000 94,000 119,000 109,000 283,000 403,000 483,000

Nov 2013

76,000 90,000 80,000 117,000 115,000 255,000 411,000 442,000

Dec 2013

85,000 84,000 86,000 118,000 115,000 286,000 352,000 408,000

Jan 2014

72,000 105,000 92,000 119,000 113,000 266,000 412,000 439,000

Feb 2014

75,000 81,000 92,000 123,000 112,000 261,000 414,000 494,000

Mar 2014

84,000 82,000 87,000 123,000 126,000 239,000 401,000 458,000

Apr 2014

82,000 103,000 117,000 123,000 111,000 280,000 417,000 473,000

May 2014

72,000 120,000 119,000 124,000 118,000 276,000 452,000 453,000

Jun 2014

82,000 105,000 115,000 117,000 108,000 294,000 437,000 494,000

Jul 2014

80,000 117,000 108,000 130,000 130,000 303,000 450,000 482,000

Aug 2014

84,000 135,000 122,000 145,000 119,000 260,000 407,000 506,000

Sep 2014

88,000 149,000 111,000 152,000 132,000 309,000 416,000 524,000

Oct 2014

81,000 101,000 110,000 142,000 130,000 311,000 446,000 539,000

Nov 2014

75,000 90,000 88,000 123,000 111,000 311,000 455,000 536,000

Dec 2014

83,000 83,000 137,000 133,000 137,000 298,000 445,000 522,000

Jan 2015

84,000 100,000 113,000 131,000 139,000 331,000 452,000 529,000

Feb 2015

83,000 112,000 123,000 141,000 129,000 340,000 411,000 506,000

Mar 2015

81,000 95,000 111,000 148,000 126,000 319,000 460,000 558,000

Apr 2015

90,000 111,000 118,000 136,000 141,000 314,000 444,000 504,000

May 2015

99,000 113,000 115,000 135,000 123,000 323,000 448,000 510,000

Jun 2015

85,000 121,000 112,000 155,000 140,000 318,000 462,000 549,000

Jul 2015

97,000 141,000 109,000 145,000 128,000 328,000 437,000 587,000

Aug 2015

99,000 152,000 104,000 148,000 145,000 351,000 461,000 589,000

Sep 2015

92,000 118,000 124,000 145,000 145,000 320,000 461,000 562,000

Oct 2015

105,000 96,000 91,000 150,000 138,000 334,000 461,000 563,000

Nov 2015

81,000 93,000 125,000 142,000 153,000 364,000 480,000 571,000

Dec 2015

116,000 99,000 141,000 148,000 131,000 345,000 509,000 580,000

Jan 2016

105,000 117,000 80,000 154,000 146,000 296,000 462,000 570,000

Feb 2016

82,000 88,000 95,000 144,000 159,000 339,000 447,000 592,000

Mar 2016

79,000 77,000 142,000 151,000 139,000 336,000 473,000 584,000

Apr 2016

97,000 110,000 114,000 160,000 141,000 353,000 456,000 609,000

May 2016

87,000 97,000 118,000 155,000 140,000 352,000 459,000 627,000

Jun 2016

92,000 137,000 113,000 178,000 138,000 355,000 463,000 607,000

Jul 2016

84,000 130,000 132,000 144,000 147,000 348,000 472,000 605,000

Aug 2016

83,000 141,000 148,000 161,000 151,000 336,000 493,000 615,000

Sep 2016

125,000 107,000 119,000 164,000 152,000 359,000 482,000 605,000

Oct 2016

115,000 112,000 127,000 156,000 167,000 356,000 491,000 602,000

Nov 2016

103,000 84,000 161,000 147,000 164,000 344,000 457,000 610,000

Dec 2016

98,000 95,000 141,000 146,000 159,000 367,000 420,000 602,000

Jan 2017

90,000 123,000 149,000 164,000 170,000 386,000 473,000 592,000

Feb 2017

113,000 98,000 165,000 155,000 180,000 337,000 482,000 567,000

Mar 2017

103,000 97,000 166,000 158,000 186,000 377,000 501,000 594,000

Apr 2017

91,000 123,000 157,000 142,000 181,000 359,000 434,000 589,000

May 2017

108,000 117,000 149,000 166,000 202,000 380,000 502,000 630,000

Jun 2017

102,000 141,000 133,000 148,000 194,000 375,000 472,000 593,000

Jul 2017

115,000 166,000 149,000 150,000 203,000 351,000 471,000 603,000

Aug 2017

98,000 160,000 143,000 140,000 187,000 348,000 463,000 592,000

Sep 2017

101,000 137,000 153,000 160,000 191,000 361,000 447,000 613,000

Oct 2017

104,000 109,000 164,000 150,000 195,000 403,000 464,000 583,000

Nov 2017

113,000 71,000 148,000 166,000 196,000 377,000 432,000 588,000

Dec 2017

106,000 87,000 152,000 163,000 217,000 370,000 475,000 611,000

Jan 2018

102,000 111,000 156,000 155,000 214,000 355,000 452,000 593,000

Feb 2018

116,000 76,000 150,000 149,000 215,000 358,000 424,000 627,000

Mar 2018

122,000 145,000 149,000 156,000 211,000 387,000 461,000 639,000

Apr 2018

119,000 125,000 154,000 168,000 204,000 381,000 486,000 653,000

May 2018

138,000 129,000 162,000 178,000 197,000 417,000 512,000 643,000

Jun 2018

122,000 95,000 164,000 178,000 206,000 407,000 550,000 629,000

Jul 2018

117,000 163,000 178,000 172,000 217,000 404,000 535,000 689,000

Aug 2018

122,000 177,000 165,000 155,000 212,000 434,000 529,000 693,000

Sep 2018

106,000 159,000 164,000 158,000 198,000 384,000 569,000 695,000

Oct 2018

125,000 127,000 166,000 164,000 205,000 439,000 528,000 691,000

Nov 2018

134,000 124,000 188,000 178,000 231,000 451,000 514,000 653,000

Dec 2018

130,000 82,000 204,000 157,000 196,000 500,000 493,000 642,000

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Over the December 2017 to December 2018 period, quits in federal government rose from 13,000 to 21,000, an increase of 62 percent.

Quits in manufacturing fell from 217,000 to 196,000 over the past year, a decrease of 21,000 or 10 percent. Quits also decreased in wholesale trade and information.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The data are seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2018. Also see more charts on hires, separations, and job openings. Quits are usually voluntary separations initiated by employees.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Quits by industry, 2008 to 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/quits-by-industry-2008-to-2018.htm (visited September 17, 2019).

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