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Quits rate of 2.9 percent in August 2021 an all-time high

October 18, 2021

In August 2021, the total nonfarm quits rate increased 0.2 percentage point to 2.9 percent, the highest since data were first collected in December 2000. The number of quits in August rose by 242,000 to 4.3 million.

Number and rate of quits by industry, January 2001–August 2021
Month Rate
Total nonfarm Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing Trade, transportation, and utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services

Jan 2001

2.4% 1.7% 2.4% 1.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.1% 3.4%

Feb 2001

2.3 1.3 2.6 1.5 2.9 1.8 1.9 2.6

Mar 2001

2.3 1.7 2.9 1.4 2.8 1.8 2.0 3.0

Apr 2001

2.4 1.7 2.9 1.4 2.9 2.7 1.6 3.4

May 2001

2.3 1.8 2.6 1.2 2.8 2.2 1.3 3.1

Jun 2001

2.2 2.1 2.5 1.2 2.8 2.0 1.6 3.0

Jul 2001

2.2 1.9 2.7 1.0 2.7 2.4 2.0 3.1

Aug 2001

2.2 2.2 2.4 1.1 2.6 2.2 1.7 3.0

Sep 2001

2.1 1.9 2.3 1.1 2.5 1.7 1.4 2.7

Oct 2001

2.1 2.5 2.4 1.2 2.7 2.1 1.4 2.8

Nov 2001

2.0 1.6 2.6 1.1 2.4 1.9 1.4 2.4

Dec 2001

2.0 0.9 2.1 1.0 2.5 2.0 1.1 2.5

Jan 2002

2.2 1.8 2.5 1.1 2.7 1.8 1.7 3.3

Feb 2002

2.0 2.2 2.4 1.3 2.2 1.7 1.4 2.5

Mar 2002

1.9 1.2 2.2 1.2 2.2 1.8 1.5 2.6

Apr 2002

2.0 0.7 2.5 1.3 2.3 1.5 1.8 2.6

May 2002

1.9 1.5 2.4 1.3 2.0 1.5 1.3 2.8

Jun 2002

1.9 1.6 1.9 1.3 2.5 1.6 1.3 2.3

Jul 2002

2.0 1.3 2.6 1.3 2.2 1.7 1.5 2.6

Aug 2002

2.0 1.7 2.4 1.3 2.2 1.6 1.4 2.7

Sep 2002

1.9 1.6 2.5 1.3 2.2 2.0 1.4 2.5

Oct 2002

1.9 1.2 2.2 1.1 2.1 1.3 1.3 2.5

Nov 2002

1.8 1.4 1.9 1.2 2.2 1.7 1.4 2.6

Dec 2002

1.9 1.5 2.1 1.1 2.1 2.0 1.5 2.8

Jan 2003

1.9 1.3 2.2 1.2 2.0 1.9 1.4 2.5

Feb 2003

1.9 1.6 2.2 1.2 2.2 1.6 1.6 2.4

Mar 2003

1.8 1.8 2.1 1.0 2.3 1.5 1.4 2.4

Apr 2003

1.8 1.6 1.5 1.1 2.0 1.5 1.9 2.3

May 2003

1.8 1.5 2.3 1.2 2.1 1.8 1.3 2.0

Jun 2003

1.8 1.2 2.4 1.1 2.1 1.5 1.3 2.2

Jul 2003

1.7 1.7 2.3 1.2 2.1 1.4 1.1 2.0

Aug 2003

1.7 1.4 2.1 1.1 1.9 1.5 1.4 1.9

Sep 2003

1.8 1.3 2.2 1.2 2.2 1.4 1.4 2.2

Oct 2003

1.9 1.4 2.2 1.3 2.3 1.8 1.4 2.1

Nov 2003

1.8 1.6 2.4 1.2 2.1 1.4 1.4 2.1

Dec 2003

1.9 1.5 2.7 1.3 2.2 1.3 1.4 2.1

Jan 2004

1.8 1.1 2.3 1.3 2.2 1.0 1.4 1.9

Feb 2004

1.9 1.7 2.4 1.3 2.2 1.6 1.5 2.1

Mar 2004

2.0 1.2 2.5 1.3 2.4 1.5 1.4 2.4

Apr 2004

1.9 1.7 2.5 1.3 2.3 1.6 1.7 2.0

May 2004

1.8 1.1 2.2 1.2 2.1 1.1 1.8 1.9

Jun 2004

2.0 1.7 2.8 1.3 2.4 1.6 1.9 2.5

Jul 2004

2.0 1.7 2.1 1.3 2.4 1.3 2.0 2.3

Aug 2004

2.0 1.2 2.2 1.2 2.5 2.1 1.5 2.3

Sep 2004

1.9 1.8 2.4 1.3 2.3 1.2 1.6 2.4

Oct 2004

1.9 2.4 2.4 1.2 2.4 1.1 1.8 2.1

Nov 2004

2.1 1.7 2.5 1.5 2.6 1.7 1.6 2.6

Dec 2004

2.0 1.7 2.2 1.4 2.3 1.5 1.5 2.5

Jan 2005

2.1 2.1 2.7 1.3 2.5 1.8 1.7 2.5

Feb 2005

2.0 1.4 2.4 1.3 2.3 1.7 1.4 2.5

Mar 2005

2.1 1.9 2.6 1.4 2.5 1.9 1.6 2.6

Apr 2005

2.1 1.7 2.2 1.3 2.4 1.8 1.4 2.7

May 2005

2.1 1.9 2.5 1.2 2.5 1.7 1.7 2.6

Jun 2005

2.1 1.6 2.2 1.4 2.5 1.7 1.7 2.6

Jul 2005

2.0 1.8 2.6 1.4 2.5 0.9 1.4 2.2

Aug 2005

2.2 1.1 3.0 1.3 2.8 1.8 1.6 2.5

Sep 2005

2.3 1.2 3.3 1.5 2.6 2.0 1.6 2.8

Oct 2005

2.1 1.4 3.0 1.5 2.5 2.0 1.3 2.1

Nov 2005

2.1 1.7 2.8 1.4 2.5 1.8 1.6 2.5

Dec 2005

2.1 1.4 3.1 1.3 2.7 1.8 1.5 2.5

Jan 2006

2.2 1.6 2.7 1.3 2.6 1.7 1.7 2.9

Feb 2006

2.2 1.5 2.4 1.4 2.6 1.9 1.9 2.9

Mar 2006

2.2 1.7 2.6 1.4 2.6 1.7 1.7 2.7

Apr 2006

2.0 1.5 2.7 1.3 2.6 1.8 1.4 2.8

May 2006

2.2 1.6 2.7 1.6 2.6 2.1 1.5 2.8

Jun 2006

2.2 1.1 2.7 1.3 2.6 2.0 1.7 2.7

Jul 2006

2.2 1.5 2.4 1.5 2.6 2.1 1.9 3.1

Aug 2006

2.2 2.1 2.3 1.4 2.7 1.8 1.7 3.0

Sep 2006

2.1 2.3 2.0 1.3 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.9

Oct 2006

2.2 1.8 2.1 1.4 2.4 1.8 2.0 3.2

Nov 2006

2.2 1.6 2.1 1.7 2.7 1.8 1.9 2.9

Dec 2006

2.2 1.7 2.2 1.7 2.5 1.6 1.8 3.0

Jan 2007

2.1 1.6 2.0 1.6 2.4 1.5 2.0 2.9

Feb 2007

2.1 1.8 1.9 1.5 2.6 1.5 1.8 2.9

Mar 2007

2.2 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.5 1.7 2.0 3.0

Apr 2007

2.1 1.8 2.0 1.5 2.4 1.8 1.9 2.7

May 2007

2.2 2.6 2.1 1.5 2.5 1.4 2.0 3.1

Jun 2007

2.1 2.1 1.9 1.4 2.5 1.6 1.6 2.7

Jul 2007

2.1 2.1 2.9 1.3 2.3 1.0 1.6 2.9

Aug 2007

2.2 2.2 2.3 1.5 2.4 1.5 2.0 3.2

Sep 2007

1.9 2.7 2.1 1.4 2.4 1.4 1.7 2.8

Oct 2007

2.1 1.7 2.2 1.5 2.5 1.3 1.7 2.8

Nov 2007

2.0 1.9 2.1 1.4 2.2 1.5 1.6 2.8

Dec 2007

2.0 1.8 1.9 1.5 2.5 1.5 1.4 2.4

Jan 2008

2.1 2.3 1.9 1.4 2.4 1.6 2.0 2.5

Feb 2008

2.1 2.0 2.1 1.4 2.3 1.6 1.9 3.2

Mar 2008

1.9 1.7 1.7 1.4 2.2 1.2 1.6 2.6

Apr 2008

2.1 1.9 2.2 1.4 2.4 1.3 1.6 2.9

May 2008

1.9 2.0 1.8 1.2 2.3 1.2 1.5 2.5

Jun 2008

1.9 2.3 1.9 1.2 2.1 1.1 1.4 2.8

Jul 2008

1.8 1.6 2.7 1.0 2.1 1.1 1.2 2.4

Aug 2008

1.8 1.8 2.3 1.0 2.2 1.3 1.2 2.2

Sep 2008

1.8 1.9 1.7 1.1 2.2 1.0 1.5 2.4

Oct 2008

1.7 2.8 1.6 1.1 2.0 1.2 1.3 2.3

Nov 2008

1.6 1.8 1.5 0.9 1.9 1.0 1.3 2.3

Dec 2008

1.5 1.9 1.4 0.8 2.0 1.0 0.9 2.0

Jan 2009

1.5 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.8 1.1 0.9 2.0

Feb 2009

1.5 1.4 1.5 0.8 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.8

Mar 2009

1.4 1.5 1.5 0.7 1.7 1.3 1.0 1.7

Apr 2009

1.3 1.2 1.0 0.6 1.5 1.2 0.9 1.7

May 2009

1.3 0.9 1.3 0.7 1.4 1.4 0.8 1.8

Jun 2009

1.3 0.9 1.3 0.7 1.5 1.1 0.7 1.7

Jul 2009

1.3 0.6 1.1 0.8 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.6

Aug 2009

1.2 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.0 0.8 1.5

Sep 2009

1.2 0.7 1.3 0.8 1.5 0.9 0.8 1.6

Oct 2009

1.3 1.0 1.1 0.7 1.5 0.9 1.0 1.6

Nov 2009

1.4 1.0 1.6 0.6 1.7 1.5 1.0 1.7

Dec 2009

1.4 0.9 1.5 0.6 1.6 1.0 1.1 1.8

Jan 2010

1.3 1.2 1.8 0.7 1.4 0.5 1.1 2.0

Feb 2010

1.4 1.1 1.5 0.9 1.7 1.0 1.1 1.9

Mar 2010

1.4 1.1 1.5 0.8 1.7 1.7 1.0 2.1

Apr 2010

1.5 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.8 0.9 1.2 2.1

May 2010

1.4 1.0 1.1 0.7 1.7 0.8 1.1 2.0

Jun 2010

1.5 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.7 1.0 1.4 2.2

Jul 2010

1.4 1.1 1.3 0.7 1.7 1.0 1.1 1.9

Aug 2010

1.4 1.0 1.4 0.9 1.6 0.9 1.0 2.3

Sep 2010

1.5 0.9 1.5 0.8 1.7 1.1 1.2 2.2

Oct 2010

1.4 0.9 1.5 0.9 1.6 1.4 0.9 2.1

Nov 2010

1.4 1.2 1.3 0.8 1.7 1.6 1.0 2.1

Dec 2010

1.5 1.3 1.6 0.9 1.6 1.5 1.3 2.3

Jan 2011

1.4 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.0 1.1 2.2

Feb 2011

1.5 1.8 1.3 0.8 1.8 1.2 1.0 2.4

Mar 2011

1.5 1.1 1.5 1.0 1.8 1.2 1.2 2.6

Apr 2011

1.4 1.0 1.7 0.9 1.6 1.5 1.0 2.1

May 2011

1.5 1.3 1.5 0.9 1.8 1.3 1.0 2.1

Jun 2011

1.5 1.4 1.4 0.9 1.7 1.2 1.2 2.1

Jul 2011

1.5 1.5 1.3 0.9 1.7 1.2 1.4 2.4

Aug 2011

1.5 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.8 1.5 0.9 2.3

Sep 2011

1.5 1.7 1.5 0.8 1.8 1.4 0.9 2.5

Oct 2011

1.5 1.8 1.5 0.9 1.8 1.2 1.1 2.5

Nov 2011

1.5 1.4 2.1 1.0 1.6 1.4 1.1 2.5

Dec 2011

1.5 1.7 1.5 0.9 1.8 1.4 1.1 1.8

Jan 2012

1.5 2.0 1.4 0.9 1.6 1.4 1.1 2.3

Feb 2012

1.6 1.8 1.4 0.9 1.8 1.3 1.1 2.3

Mar 2012

1.6 1.7 1.6 0.9 1.8 1.3 1.1 2.3

Apr 2012

1.6 2.0 1.3 0.9 1.8 1.1 1.4 2.1

May 2012

1.6 1.8 1.4 0.9 1.8 1.4 1.0 2.3

Jun 2012

1.6 1.6 1.6 0.9 1.9 1.5 1.2 2.0

Jul 2012

1.5 2.1 1.4 0.9 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.9

Aug 2012

1.5 1.9 1.2 0.9 1.9 1.5 1.1 1.9

Sep 2012

1.4 1.8 1.3 0.9 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.9

Oct 2012

1.5 2.8 1.8 0.9 1.9 1.4 1.2 1.8

Nov 2012

1.5 1.6 1.8 0.9 1.7 1.3 1.2 2.0

Dec 2012

1.5 1.6 1.3 0.9 1.7 1.5 0.9 2.1

Jan 2013

1.7 1.4 2.3 0.8 2.1 1.5 1.2 1.9

Feb 2013

1.7 1.5 1.8 0.9 1.9 1.2 1.5 2.1

Mar 2013

1.6 1.9 1.6 0.8 1.8 1.1 1.2 2.1

Apr 2013

1.7 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.9 1.6 1.2 2.4

May 2013

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.8 1.3 1.4 2.4

Jun 2013

1.6 2.0 1.7 0.9 1.8 1.5 1.3 2.5

Jul 2013

1.7 1.6 1.8 1.0 1.8 1.3 1.3 2.8

Aug 2013

1.7 1.3 1.6 0.9 2.1 2.0 1.4 2.5

Sep 2013

1.7 1.3 1.6 1.0 2.1 1.2 1.3 2.3

Oct 2013

1.7 1.3 1.6 0.9 2.0 0.7 1.1 2.4

Nov 2013

1.7 1.4 1.3 1.0 2.1 1.3 1.2 2.6

Dec 2013

1.7 2.0 1.3 0.9 1.8 1.2 1.0 2.5

Jan 2014

1.7 1.4 1.6 0.9 2.1 1.2 0.9 2.4

Feb 2014

1.8 1.8 1.6 0.9 2.1 1.3 1.1 2.3

Mar 2014

1.8 1.8 1.5 1.0 2.1 1.4 1.2 2.7

Apr 2014

1.8 2.0 1.7 0.9 2.2 1.4 1.0 2.5

May 2014

1.8 1.7 2.0 1.0 2.3 1.4 1.1 2.4

Jun 2014

1.8 1.7 1.9 0.9 2.2 1.4 1.0 2.6

Jul 2014

1.9 1.6 1.8 1.1 2.3 1.5 1.5 2.6

Aug 2014

1.8 1.6 2.0 0.9 2.1 1.3 1.4 2.6

Sep 2014

2.0 1.6 1.7 1.1 2.2 1.2 1.3 2.9

Oct 2014

1.9 1.8 1.7 1.1 2.3 1.5 1.3 2.7

Nov 2014

1.9 1.8 1.5 0.9 2.3 1.4 1.6 2.4

Dec 2014

1.8 1.5 1.9 1.1 2.3 1.3 1.3 2.1

Jan 2015

2.0 1.5 1.7 1.2 2.3 1.4 1.4 2.8

Feb 2015

1.9 1.4 1.7 1.0 2.1 1.7 1.3 2.9

Mar 2015

2.0 1.6 1.8 1.0 2.3 1.7 1.1 2.8

Apr 2015

1.9 1.6 1.9 1.1 2.3 1.4 1.4 2.6

May 2015

1.9 2.3 1.8 1.0 2.3 1.5 1.3 2.8

Jun 2015

1.9 1.7 1.7 1.1 2.3 1.5 1.2 2.6

Jul 2015

1.9 1.9 1.7 1.0 2.3 1.6 1.1 2.6

Aug 2015

2.0 2.0 1.5 1.1 2.3 1.4 0.9 2.8

Sep 2015

2.0 1.9 1.8 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.1 2.6

Oct 2015

2.0 1.9 1.5 1.1 2.3 1.5 1.4 2.7

Nov 2015

2.0 2.1 1.9 1.1 2.4 1.5 1.1 2.8

Dec 2015

2.1 2.0 1.9 1.1 2.5 1.4 1.7 2.9

Jan 2016

2.0 2.8 1.4 1.2 2.4 1.5 1.3 2.9

Feb 2016

2.1 1.8 1.6 1.2 2.4 1.3 1.7 3.0

Mar 2016

2.0 2.0 2.1 1.2 2.4 1.3 1.2 2.7

Apr 2016

2.1 1.7 1.7 1.1 2.4 1.6 1.2 2.9

May 2016

2.1 1.8 1.8 1.1 2.2 1.2 1.3 3.4

Jun 2016

2.1 2.2 1.8 1.1 2.4 1.4 1.4 2.7

Jul 2016

2.1 1.6 1.9 1.2 2.3 1.3 1.2 3.1

Aug 2016

2.1 2.0 2.2 1.2 2.4 1.3 1.0 3.0

Sep 2016

2.1 2.2 1.6 1.2 2.5 1.7 1.1 3.1

Oct 2016

2.1 2.0 1.9 1.3 2.4 1.4 1.2 3.0

Nov 2016

2.1 2.1 2.2 1.3 2.4 1.3 1.1 2.9

Dec 2016

2.1 1.9 2.0 1.3 2.2 1.8 1.1 3.0

Jan 2017

2.2 1.9 2.2 1.4 2.4 1.3 1.5 3.1

Feb 2017

2.1 2.0 2.3 1.4 2.5 2.0 1.2 2.8

Mar 2017

2.2 1.9 2.4 1.5 2.5 1.4 1.3 2.9

Apr 2017

2.1 1.3 2.3 1.5 2.2 1.3 1.3 2.8

May 2017

2.1 2.1 2.2 1.7 2.4 1.0 1.5 2.9

Jun 2017

2.2 2.2 2.0 1.6 2.4 1.3 1.3 3.0

Jul 2017

2.1 2.5 2.1 1.6 2.4 1.8 1.3 2.9

Aug 2017

2.1 1.8 2.2 1.5 2.4 1.6 1.2 3.2

Sep 2017

2.2 2.5 2.4 1.5 2.4 1.8 1.3 3.2

Oct 2017

2.2 2.8 2.5 1.6 2.3 1.5 1.5 3.1

Nov 2017

2.1 2.2 1.9 1.5 2.3 1.6 1.4 3.3

Dec 2017

2.2 2.4 2.1 1.6 2.5 1.8 1.5 3.0

Jan 2018

2.1 2.9 2.2 1.6 2.4 1.6 1.4 2.7

Feb 2018

2.2 2.8 2.2 1.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 3.1

Mar 2018

2.2 2.6 2.2 1.7 2.4 1.6 1.3 3.1

Apr 2018

2.3 3.0 2.4 1.6 2.5 1.6 1.1 3.3

May 2018

2.3 3.1 2.3 1.6 2.6 1.8 1.3 3.1

Jun 2018

2.3 2.8 2.5 1.7 2.6 1.8 1.4 3.1

Jul 2018

2.3 2.9 2.7 1.8 2.6 1.7 1.5 3.0

Aug 2018

2.3 2.8 2.5 1.7 2.7 1.6 1.6 2.9

Sep 2018

2.3 3.0 2.2 1.6 2.8 1.6 1.5 2.9

Oct 2018

2.3 2.6 2.3 1.6 2.7 1.5 1.2 3.1

Nov 2018

2.3 2.5 2.4 1.7 2.6 1.9 1.3 3.0

Dec 2018

2.3 2.8 2.4 1.5 2.6 1.5 1.5 3.0

Jan 2019

2.3 2.3 2.6 1.7 2.5 2.0 1.2 3.1

Feb 2019

2.4 2.7 2.7 1.6 2.7 1.7 1.2 3.1

Mar 2019

2.3 2.9 2.0 1.7 2.7 1.7 1.2 3.3

Apr 2019

2.3 2.4 1.9 1.8 2.7 1.9 1.5 3.1

May 2019

2.3 1.9 2.2 1.6 2.8 1.8 1.5 3.0

Jun 2019

2.3 1.8 2.5 1.6 2.7 1.5 1.5 3.0

Jul 2019

2.4 1.9 2.3 1.5 2.8 1.3 1.5 3.2

Aug 2019

2.4 1.9 2.3 1.6 2.8 1.6 1.6 3.0

Sep 2019

2.3 1.5 2.4 1.7 2.7 1.4 1.5 3.0

Oct 2019

2.3 1.7 2.4 1.6 2.3 1.6 1.5 2.9

Nov 2019

2.3 2.0 2.2 1.5 2.9 1.5 1.8 2.9

Dec 2019

2.3 1.8 2.2 1.6 2.6 1.4 1.5 3.0

Jan 2020

2.3 2.0 2.1 1.5 3.0 1.2 1.5 3.2

Feb 2020

2.2 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.8 1.8 1.5 2.9

Mar 2020

1.9 1.3 1.8 1.2 2.2 1.5 1.2 2.7

Apr 2020

1.6 0.9 1.4 1.0 1.8 1.5 0.8 2.3

May 2020

1.7 1.1 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.2

Jun 2020

1.9 1.4 1.9 1.7 2.4 1.2 1.1 2.1

Jul 2020

2.3 1.7 2.0 1.6 2.9 1.4 1.1 2.9

Aug 2020

2.1 1.1 1.3 1.9 2.7 1.4 1.5 2.7

Sep 2020

2.3 1.3 2.0 2.1 2.7 1.3 1.3 3.3

Oct 2020

2.4 1.4 1.8 1.9 2.8 1.5 1.5 3.0

Nov 2020

2.3 2.0 2.2 1.9 2.8 1.5 1.4 2.9

Dec 2020

2.4 1.6 2.2 2.0 3.0 1.5 1.2 2.8

Jan 2021

2.3 1.3 1.9 2.1 2.8 1.4 1.7 2.8

Feb 2021

2.4 2.1 2.3 2.1 2.8 1.5 1.5 2.9

Mar 2021

2.5 1.5 2.7 2.1 2.9 2.1 1.4 2.9

Apr 2021

2.8 1.9 2.4 2.3 3.5 1.9 1.6 3.7

May 2021

2.5 1.7 2.1 2.0 3.1 1.6 1.4 3.0

Jun 2021

2.7 1.9 2.5 2.5 3.3 1.8 1.4 3.3

Jul 2021

2.7 1.5 2.7 2.4 3.5 1.8 1.5 3.3

Aug 2021

2.9 1.6 2.7 2.5 3.7 1.6 1.3 3.4
Number and rate of quits by industry, January 2001–August 2021 (continued)
Month Rate Number
Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Government Total nonfarm Mining and logging Construction Manufacturing

Jan 2001

1.9% 5.6% 1.4% 0.8% 3,245,000 11,000 161,000 296,000

Feb 2001

2.1 4.6 2.7 0.8 3,053,000 8,000 180,000 254,000

Mar 2001

2.1 4.7 1.9 0.8 3,054,000 10,000 196,000 241,000

Apr 2001

2.0 5.0 2.1 0.6 3,163,000 11,000 201,000 228,000

May 2001

1.9 4.8 1.8 0.9 2,993,000 11,000 180,000 206,000

Jun 2001

1.9 4.6 1.4 0.6 2,878,000 13,000 172,000 205,000

Jul 2001

1.8 4.6 2.0 0.8 2,947,000 11,000 182,000 172,000

Aug 2001

1.8 4.9 2.5 0.8 2,928,000 14,000 163,000 186,000

Sep 2001

1.9 4.7 2.2 0.6 2,703,000 12,000 154,000 174,000

Oct 2001

1.7 4.5 2.5 0.7 2,795,000 15,000 165,000 193,000

Nov 2001

1.8 3.9 2.2 0.7 2,560,000 10,000 175,000 179,000

Dec 2001

1.8 4.0 2.4 0.8 2,559,000 5,000 143,000 157,000

Jan 2002

1.7 4.5 2.0 0.7 2,845,000 11,000 171,000 171,000

Feb 2002

1.6 4.4 2.1 0.8 2,572,000 13,000 162,000 198,000

Mar 2002

1.4 4.5 1.8 0.6 2,493,000 7,000 147,000 185,000

Apr 2002

1.7 4.4 1.9 0.7 2,624,000 4,000 166,000 198,000

May 2002

1.7 4.3 2.4 0.6 2,537,000 9,000 158,000 197,000

Jun 2002

1.6 4.1 2.3 0.7 2,522,000 10,000 126,000 191,000

Jul 2002

1.7 4.1 2.1 0.7 2,561,000 7,000 174,000 194,000

Aug 2002

1.7 4.0 2.1 0.7 2,561,000 10,000 158,000 204,000

Sep 2002

1.5 4.1 2.2 0.7 2,521,000 9,000 168,000 194,000

Oct 2002

1.7 3.8 2.2 0.7 2,423,000 7,000 145,000 171,000

Nov 2002

1.5 3.6 2.0 0.7 2,403,000 8,000 127,000 174,000

Dec 2002

1.7 3.9 2.2 0.7 2,501,000 9,000 139,000 158,000

Jan 2003

1.7 3.9 2.4 0.7 2,429,000 8,000 145,000 172,000

Feb 2003

1.6 4.1 2.1 0.6 2,490,000 9,000 147,000 182,000

Mar 2003

1.5 3.9 2.3 0.6 2,394,000 10,000 138,000 151,000

Apr 2003

1.4 3.9 2.0 0.6 2,279,000 9,000 98,000 159,000

May 2003

1.5 3.7 1.9 0.7 2,291,000 9,000 155,000 172,000

Jun 2003

1.6 4.0 1.6 0.6 2,315,000 7,000 158,000 154,000

Jul 2003

1.4 3.8 2.0 0.7 2,271,000 10,000 152,000 169,000

Aug 2003

1.5 3.5 1.8 0.7 2,195,000 8,000 144,000 162,000

Sep 2003

1.8 3.3 2.3 0.6 2,354,000 7,000 150,000 167,000

Oct 2003

1.6 4.0 1.8 0.6 2,415,000 8,000 148,000 180,000

Nov 2003

1.6 4.0 2.6 0.6 2,411,000 9,000 163,000 178,000

Dec 2003

1.6 3.8 2.2 0.7 2,444,000 8,000 181,000 193,000

Jan 2004

1.7 3.5 2.4 0.6 2,354,000 6,000 157,000 183,000

Feb 2004

1.6 3.9 2.3 0.7 2,448,000 10,000 165,000 182,000

Mar 2004

1.6 4.2 2.5 0.7 2,582,000 7,000 173,000 186,000

Apr 2004

1.7 3.9 2.4 0.7 2,534,000 10,000 170,000 192,000

May 2004

1.6 4.2 2.4 0.7 2,428,000 7,000 155,000 174,000

Jun 2004

1.6 4.0 2.5 0.7 2,659,000 10,000 195,000 192,000

Jul 2004

1.7 4.0 2.3 0.6 2,609,000 10,000 147,000 182,000

Aug 2004

1.6 4.1 2.2 0.6 2,586,000 7,000 155,000 173,000

Sep 2004

1.5 3.9 2.1 0.6 2,531,000 11,000 169,000 187,000

Oct 2004

1.5 3.9 2.7 0.6 2,550,000 14,000 171,000 175,000

Nov 2004

1.7 4.3 2.2 0.6 2,789,000 10,000 177,000 219,000

Dec 2004

1.6 4.4 3.0 0.7 2,695,000 10,000 156,000 201,000

Jan 2005

1.6 4.3 2.4 0.7 2,732,000 13,000 193,000 186,000

Feb 2005

1.7 4.1 2.6 0.7 2,651,000 9,000 174,000 185,000

Mar 2005

1.8 4.1 2.4 0.7 2,747,000 12,000 188,000 196,000

Apr 2005

1.8 4.2 2.8 0.7 2,741,000 11,000 157,000 189,000

May 2005

1.6 4.2 2.5 0.7 2,763,000 12,000 182,000 177,000

Jun 2005

1.7 4.0 2.4 0.7 2,754,000 10,000 158,000 200,000

Jul 2005

1.7 4.6 2.8 0.6 2,735,000 11,000 193,000 192,000

Aug 2005

1.7 4.6 2.6 0.7 2,957,000 7,000 222,000 191,000

Sep 2005

1.8 4.9 2.5 0.7 3,046,000 7,000 242,000 210,000

Oct 2005

1.7 5.0 2.2 0.8 2,863,000 9,000 226,000 219,000

Nov 2005

1.7 4.5 2.9 0.7 2,895,000 11,000 210,000 200,000

Dec 2005

1.6 4.3 2.0 0.7 2,849,000 9,000 230,000 180,000

Jan 2006

1.5 4.7 2.0 0.8 2,945,000 10,000 206,000 189,000

Feb 2006

1.7 4.6 2.0 0.8 2,965,000 10,000 181,000 201,000

Mar 2006

1.6 4.4 2.6 0.8 2,956,000 11,000 197,000 200,000

Apr 2006

1.6 3.8 1.4 0.7 2,778,000 10,000 207,000 182,000

May 2006

1.8 4.4 1.8 0.8 3,002,000 11,000 212,000 225,000

Jun 2006

1.9 4.9 2.2 0.8 3,042,000 8,000 210,000 191,000

Jul 2006

1.8 4.4 2.1 0.8 3,047,000 11,000 186,000 211,000

Aug 2006

1.8 4.5 2.2 0.8 3,056,000 14,000 174,000 205,000

Sep 2006

1.7 4.4 1.7 0.7 2,888,000 16,000 154,000 186,000

Oct 2006

1.8 4.5 1.9 0.7 2,983,000 12,000 165,000 200,000

Nov 2006

1.7 4.5 2.0 0.7 3,043,000 11,000 159,000 244,000

Dec 2006

1.8 4.6 1.7 0.7 2,999,000 12,000 167,000 245,000

Jan 2007

1.7 4.4 2.2 0.8 2,956,000 11,000 155,000 227,000

Feb 2007

1.8 4.4 2.0 0.7 2,933,000 13,000 146,000 216,000

Mar 2007

1.6 4.5 2.1 0.8 2,997,000 13,000 152,000 216,000

Apr 2007

1.7 4.6 1.8 0.8 2,911,000 13,000 155,000 203,000

May 2007

1.8 4.1 2.1 0.8 3,010,000 19,000 161,000 214,000

Jun 2007

1.6 4.7 1.9 0.7 2,910,000 15,000 144,000 200,000

Jul 2007

1.7 4.7 2.1 0.8 2,951,000 15,000 224,000 177,000

Aug 2007

1.7 4.5 2.0 0.8 3,014,000 16,000 177,000 208,000

Sep 2007

1.5 3.3 2.2 0.7 2,691,000 19,000 160,000 187,000

Oct 2007

1.6 4.6 2.2 0.7 2,926,000 13,000 167,000 201,000

Nov 2007

1.7 4.4 1.8 0.7 2,784,000 14,000 160,000 192,000

Dec 2007

1.5 4.4 2.3 0.7 2,773,000 14,000 142,000 202,000

Jan 2008

1.7 4.3 2.0 0.7 2,847,000 17,000 146,000 191,000

Feb 2008

1.6 4.1 1.9 0.7 2,881,000 15,000 158,000 189,000

Mar 2008

1.7 4.1 1.9 0.6 2,661,000 13,000 128,000 186,000

Apr 2008

1.8 4.1 2.1 0.7 2,837,000 14,000 161,000 184,000

May 2008

1.4 4.3 2.1 0.6 2,607,000 15,000 134,000 162,000

Jun 2008

1.5 4.1 2.1 0.6 2,595,000 17,000 137,000 164,000

Jul 2008

1.5 3.9 1.7 0.6 2,489,000 13,000 192,000 135,000

Aug 2008

1.5 3.7 1.8 0.7 2,445,000 14,000 162,000 139,000

Sep 2008

1.5 3.9 1.8 0.6 2,468,000 15,000 120,000 145,000

Oct 2008

1.5 3.7 1.6 0.6 2,347,000 22,000 113,000 143,000

Nov 2008

1.3 3.4 1.5 0.5 2,157,000 14,000 104,000 123,000

Dec 2008

1.3 3.2 1.9 0.6 2,084,000 15,000 91,000 101,000

Jan 2009

1.3 3.1 1.6 0.5 1,976,000 12,000 87,000 112,000

Feb 2009

1.3 3.2 2.7 0.5 1,952,000 10,000 97,000 99,000

Mar 2009

1.2 2.9 1.5 0.5 1,834,000 11,000 92,000 86,000

Apr 2009

1.2 2.8 1.9 0.5 1,712,000 8,000 60,000 78,000

May 2009

1.2 2.6 1.4 0.5 1,683,000 6,000 82,000 87,000

Jun 2009

1.3 2.7 1.5 0.4 1,685,000 6,000 76,000 88,000

Jul 2009

1.2 2.6 1.4 0.5 1,685,000 4,000 64,000 92,000

Aug 2009

1.2 2.6 1.1 0.4 1,555,000 6,000 39,000 86,000

Sep 2009

1.3 2.3 1.6 0.4 1,627,000 5,000 73,000 90,000

Oct 2009

1.3 2.5 1.4 0.4 1,660,000 6,000 61,000 80,000

Nov 2009

1.3 2.9 1.7 0.5 1,810,000 6,000 92,000 72,000

Dec 2009

1.3 2.9 1.2 0.5 1,766,000 6,000 84,000 70,000

Jan 2010

1.2 2.9 1.3 0.5 1,742,000 8,000 100,000 82,000

Feb 2010

1.2 2.9 1.3 0.5 1,844,000 8,000 83,000 105,000

Mar 2010

1.2 2.8 1.6 0.5 1,856,000 8,000 83,000 86,000

Apr 2010

1.4 2.8 1.5 0.5 1,897,000 7,000 64,000 89,000

May 2010

1.2 2.7 1.9 0.4 1,813,000 7,000 60,000 85,000

Jun 2010

1.3 2.5 1.7 0.6 1,911,000 8,000 62,000 98,000

Jul 2010

1.2 2.6 1.3 0.5 1,785,000 8,000 69,000 84,000

Aug 2010

1.2 2.6 1.4 0.5 1,842,000 7,000 79,000 107,000

Sep 2010

1.2 2.7 1.4 0.6 1,895,000 7,000 83,000 97,000

Oct 2010

1.2 2.8 1.5 0.5 1,846,000 6,000 81,000 99,000

Nov 2010

1.3 2.8 1.6 0.5 1,887,000 9,000 70,000 94,000

Dec 2010

1.2 2.9 1.8 0.5 1,977,000 9,000 90,000 105,000

Jan 2011

1.1 2.9 1.6 0.6 1,832,000 7,000 70,000 102,000

Feb 2011

1.2 2.8 1.8 0.5 1,958,000 13,000 72,000 96,000

Mar 2011

1.3 2.9 1.4 0.5 2,033,000 8,000 80,000 112,000

Apr 2011

1.2 2.8 1.2 0.5 1,882,000 8,000 94,000 103,000

May 2011

1.3 2.8 1.5 0.6 1,965,000 10,000 84,000 108,000

Jun 2011

1.2 2.9 1.2 0.5 1,923,000 11,000 79,000 111,000

Jul 2011

1.2 2.8 1.6 0.6 1,986,000 12,000 74,000 103,000

Aug 2011

1.4 3.1 1.6 0.6 2,031,000 13,000 67,000 100,000

Sep 2011

1.2 3.0 1.7 0.5 2,041,000 14,000 86,000 94,000

Oct 2011

1.2 2.5 1.8 0.5 1,997,000 15,000 81,000 108,000

Nov 2011

1.2 2.8 1.7 0.6 2,039,000 12,000 116,000 118,000

Dec 2011

1.3 3.0 1.5 0.7 1,981,000 14,000 82,000 107,000

Jan 2012

1.3 3.0 1.6 0.6 2,030,000 17,000 78,000 103,000

Feb 2012

1.5 3.0 1.6 0.6 2,130,000 15,000 81,000 108,000

Mar 2012

1.4 3.2 1.8 0.6 2,167,000 15,000 91,000 110,000

Apr 2012

1.4 3.2 1.7 0.6 2,134,000 17,000 72,000 113,000

May 2012

1.4 3.2 1.6 0.6 2,138,000 15,000 79,000 110,000

Jun 2012

1.3 3.3 1.9 0.6 2,152,000 14,000 90,000 112,000

Jul 2012

1.3 3.1 1.8 0.6 2,072,000 18,000 81,000 102,000

Aug 2012

1.4 2.8 2.3 0.6 2,069,000 16,000 66,000 110,000

Sep 2012

1.2 2.8 1.3 0.5 1,950,000 15,000 74,000 107,000

Oct 2012

1.3 3.0 1.4 0.6 2,035,000 23,000 101,000 105,000

Nov 2012

1.4 3.0 1.6 0.6 2,078,000 13,000 104,000 106,000

Dec 2012

1.3 3.0 1.7 0.6 2,051,000 13,000 75,000 109,000

Jan 2013

1.5 3.3 1.9 0.6 2,280,000 12,000 134,000 100,000

Feb 2013

1.4 3.4 2.3 0.6 2,298,000 13,000 107,000 108,000

Mar 2013

1.4 3.2 1.7 0.6 2,124,000 17,000 93,000 97,000

Apr 2013

1.4 3.2 1.5 0.7 2,296,000 13,000 90,000 117,000

May 2013

1.4 3.1 1.8 0.6 2,234,000 14,000 91,000 118,000

Jun 2013

1.4 3.0 1.3 0.6 2,203,000 18,000 99,000 109,000

Jul 2013

1.5 3.2 1.7 0.6 2,363,000 14,000 103,000 118,000

Aug 2013

1.4 3.0 1.8 0.6 2,316,000 11,000 93,000 105,000

Sep 2013

1.5 3.1 1.9 0.6 2,302,000 12,000 92,000 114,000

Oct 2013

1.5 3.6 1.8 0.6 2,372,000 12,000 92,000 106,000

Nov 2013

1.4 3.3 1.9 0.6 2,391,000 12,000 80,000 121,000

Dec 2013

1.5 3.2 1.9 0.6 2,287,000 18,000 78,000 114,000

Jan 2014

1.4 3.2 1.8 0.6 2,311,000 12,000 96,000 114,000

Feb 2014

1.5 3.6 1.9 0.6 2,411,000 16,000 97,000 110,000

Mar 2014

1.3 3.4 1.7 0.6 2,449,000 16,000 93,000 121,000

Apr 2014

1.5 3.5 1.9 0.6 2,474,000 17,000 106,000 107,000

May 2014

1.5 3.1 2.0 0.6 2,483,000 15,000 123,000 117,000

Jun 2014

1.5 3.5 1.7 0.5 2,507,000 15,000 116,000 108,000

Jul 2014

1.6 3.5 1.8 0.6 2,633,000 14,000 110,000 132,000

Aug 2014

1.4 3.7 1.8 0.7 2,549,000 15,000 127,000 115,000

Sep 2014

1.6 3.7 2.4 0.7 2,732,000 15,000 108,000 135,000

Oct 2014

1.7 4.0 1.9 0.7 2,718,000 16,000 108,000 131,000

Nov 2014

1.6 3.8 1.9 0.6 2,600,000 16,000 93,000 108,000

Dec 2014

1.5 3.7 1.8 0.6 2,552,000 14,000 118,000 131,000

Jan 2015

1.7 3.9 1.7 0.6 2,764,000 13,000 110,000 145,000

Feb 2015

1.8 3.6 2.6 0.7 2,741,000 12,000 111,000 124,000

Mar 2015

1.6 3.8 2.1 0.7 2,754,000 14,000 115,000 122,000

Apr 2015

1.6 3.6 2.0 0.7 2,705,000 13,000 122,000 139,000

May 2015

1.7 3.5 2.0 0.7 2,743,000 18,000 117,000 126,000

Jun 2015

1.6 4.0 2.0 0.7 2,756,000 14,000 112,000 138,000

Jul 2015

1.7 4.0 2.0 0.7 2,764,000 16,000 107,000 127,000

Aug 2015

1.8 4.3 2.1 0.7 2,879,000 16,000 100,000 137,000

Sep 2015

1.6 4.0 1.9 0.7 2,778,000 15,000 119,000 144,000

Oct 2015

1.7 3.9 1.9 0.8 2,810,000 15,000 95,000 140,000

Nov 2015

1.9 4.0 2.0 0.7 2,897,000 16,000 123,000 136,000

Dec 2015

1.8 4.2 2.3 0.8 3,056,000 15,000 127,000 135,000

Jan 2016

1.5 4.0 2.0 0.7 2,875,000 20,000 92,000 146,000

Feb 2016

1.7 4.2 2.0 0.7 2,994,000 13,000 107,000 152,000

Mar 2016

1.7 4.1 2.1 0.7 2,917,000 14,000 142,000 143,000

Apr 2016

1.7 4.2 1.9 0.7 2,955,000 12,000 113,000 139,000

May 2016

1.7 4.3 1.7 0.7 3,009,000 12,000 123,000 139,000

Jun 2016

1.8 4.2 2.4 1.0 3,018,000 14,000 118,000 136,000

Jul 2016

1.8 4.2 1.7 0.7 2,967,000 10,000 128,000 143,000

Aug 2016

1.7 4.1 1.6 0.8 2,998,000 13,000 145,000 148,000

Sep 2016

1.8 4.3 1.7 0.8 3,047,000 14,000 105,000 151,000

Oct 2016

1.7 4.4 2.0 0.8 3,074,000 13,000 128,000 164,000

Nov 2016

1.6 4.3 1.9 0.7 3,026,000 14,000 153,000 158,000

Dec 2016

1.7 4.2 2.0 0.7 2,989,000 13,000 136,000 162,000

Jan 2017

1.9 4.1 2.1 0.8 3,166,000 13,000 150,000 168,000

Feb 2017

1.7 4.0 2.2 0.8 3,085,000 13,000 158,000 173,000

Mar 2017

1.8 4.1 1.9 0.8 3,145,000 12,000 164,000 186,000

Apr 2017

1.8 4.1 2.1 0.7 3,028,000 9,000 157,000 183,000

May 2017

1.8 4.1 2.1 0.7 3,125,000 14,000 149,000 209,000

Jun 2017

1.9 4.1 2.4 0.7 3,166,000 15,000 139,000 203,000

Jul 2017

1.7 3.8 2.4 0.7 3,107,000 17,000 149,000 204,000

Aug 2017

1.7 3.8 2.4 0.7 3,109,000 12,000 151,000 192,000

Sep 2017

1.7 4.0 2.2 0.8 3,214,000 17,000 169,000 193,000

Oct 2017

1.8 3.9 1.9 0.8 3,177,000 19,000 177,000 194,000

Nov 2017

1.7 4.1 1.7 0.8 3,166,000 15,000 137,000 187,000

Dec 2017

1.7 4.1 1.9 0.8 3,194,000 17,000 146,000 201,000

Jan 2018

1.6 3.8 1.9 0.8 3,034,000 21,000 155,000 207,000

Feb 2018

1.7 4.3 2.0 0.7 3,200,000 20,000 156,000 208,000

Mar 2018

1.8 4.3 2.8 0.8 3,305,000 18,000 160,000 214,000

Apr 2018

1.9 4.4 2.1 0.8 3,366,000 22,000 170,000 204,000

May 2018

2.1 4.3 2.1 0.8 3,401,000 22,000 168,000 204,000

Jun 2018

1.9 4.2 1.7 0.9 3,401,000 21,000 179,000 210,000

Jul 2018

1.9 4.4 2.0 0.8 3,444,000 21,000 200,000 226,000

Aug 2018

2.0 4.5 2.2 0.8 3,476,000 20,000 180,000 218,000

Sep 2018

1.8 4.6 2.5 0.8 3,424,000 22,000 160,000 199,000

Oct 2018

2.0 4.4 2.3 0.8 3,460,000 19,000 170,000 209,000

Nov 2018

2.0 4.3 2.6 0.8 3,435,000 19,000 179,000 211,000

Dec 2018

2.0 4.2 1.8 0.8 3,381,000 21,000 179,000 195,000

Jan 2019

2.0 4.6 2.4 0.9 3,521,000 17,000 190,000 216,000

Feb 2019

2.0 4.7 2.1 0.8 3,543,000 20,000 202,000 206,000

Mar 2019

2.0 4.5 2.2 0.8 3,524,000 21,000 150,000 219,000

Apr 2019

1.9 4.6 2.4 0.8 3,494,000 18,000 143,000 225,000

May 2019

1.7 4.6 2.5 0.9 3,487,000 14,000 163,000 208,000

Jun 2019

1.8 4.8 2.2 0.9 3,527,000 13,000 185,000 200,000

Jul 2019

2.0 4.8 2.6 0.8 3,627,000 14,000 175,000 198,000

Aug 2019

2.0 4.9 1.9 0.8 3,591,000 14,000 172,000 205,000

Sep 2019

1.8 4.4 2.1 0.8 3,449,000 11,000 184,000 216,000

Oct 2019

1.9 4.6 3.0 0.8 3,414,000 12,000 184,000 199,000

Nov 2019

1.8 4.4 2.2 0.8 3,482,000 14,000 164,000 198,000

Dec 2019

2.0 4.5 2.4 0.8 3,487,000 13,000 169,000 200,000

Jan 2020

2.0 4.4 1.6 0.8 3,568,000 14,000 163,000 189,000

Feb 2020

2.0 4.1 2.1 0.8 3,430,000 13,000 153,000 189,000

Mar 2020

1.9 3.2 1.0 1.0 2,902,000 9,000 135,000 155,000

Apr 2020

1.8 3.6 1.0 0.8 2,107,000 5,000 89,000 109,000

May 2020

1.5 3.5 0.7 0.9 2,206,000 6,000 95,000 141,000

Jun 2020

1.9 3.6 1.8 0.9 2,646,000 9,000 139,000 199,000

Jul 2020

2.1 4.0 2.3 1.1 3,182,000 10,000 145,000 191,000

Aug 2020

1.9 3.9 1.1 1.0 2,987,000 6,000 95,000 225,000

Sep 2020

2.0 4.5 2.1 0.9 3,307,000 8,000 148,000 254,000

Oct 2020

2.2 4.4 2.0 1.1 3,352,000 9,000 132,000 231,000

Nov 2020

1.9 4.6 2.3 0.9 3,296,000 12,000 163,000 235,000

Dec 2020

2.0 5.2 2.1 0.9 3,407,000 9,000 161,000 240,000

Jan 2021

2.0 4.9 2.1 0.8 3,306,000 8,000 139,000 251,000

Feb 2021

2.0 4.6 2.4 0.9 3,383,000 12,000 168,000 258,000

Mar 2021

2.2 5.1 2.3 0.8 3,568,000 9,000 198,000 262,000

Apr 2021

2.4 5.3 2.3 0.8 3,992,000 11,000 176,000 286,000

May 2021

2.2 5.3 2.6 0.7 3,630,000 10,000 156,000 245,000

Jun 2021

2.3 5.2 2.3 0.7 3,870,000 12,000 185,000 304,000

Jul 2021

2.5 5.3 2.5 0.7 4,028,000 9,000 198,000 300,000

Aug 2021

2.4 6.4 2.4 0.8 4,270,000 10,000 199,000 306,000
Number and rate of quits by industry, January 2001–August 2021 (continued)
Month Number
Trade, transportation, and utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Education and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services Government

Jan 2001

733,000 102,000 167,000 573,000 296,000 671,000 75,000 160,000

Feb 2001

763,000 66,000 146,000 445,000 326,000 557,000 140,000 168,000

Mar 2001

723,000 67,000 159,000 510,000 329,000 558,000 97,000 164,000

Apr 2001

762,000 98,000 127,000 575,000 316,000 605,000 110,000 131,000

May 2001

730,000 81,000 106,000 523,000 307,000 574,000 96,000 179,000

Jun 2001

720,000 73,000 129,000 500,000 307,000 551,000 75,000 133,000

Jul 2001

699,000 85,000 161,000 515,000 291,000 563,000 106,000 161,000

Aug 2001

677,000 78,000 135,000 493,000 287,000 596,000 132,000 168,000

Sep 2001

635,000 60,000 111,000 442,000 301,000 563,000 118,000 134,000

Oct 2001

689,000 76,000 110,000 459,000 276,000 536,000 134,000 141,000

Nov 2001

616,000 67,000 114,000 383,000 282,000 466,000 118,000 151,000

Dec 2001

638,000 69,000 90,000 401,000 283,000 483,000 127,000 160,000

Jan 2002

683,000 63,000 137,000 535,000 271,000 542,000 107,000 152,000

Feb 2002

560,000 60,000 111,000 403,000 264,000 523,000 114,000 163,000

Mar 2002

567,000 63,000 118,000 413,000 227,000 534,000 95,000 137,000

Apr 2002

587,000 53,000 141,000 414,000 277,000 525,000 102,000 157,000

May 2002

504,000 50,000 105,000 455,000 283,000 513,000 130,000 134,000

Jun 2002

645,000 54,000 103,000 377,000 255,000 488,000 124,000 150,000

Jul 2002

567,000 57,000 123,000 420,000 279,000 484,000 112,000 144,000

Aug 2002

566,000 54,000 114,000 436,000 282,000 476,000 114,000 147,000

Sep 2002

560,000 66,000 110,000 406,000 242,000 491,000 119,000 156,000

Oct 2002

540,000 44,000 106,000 407,000 281,000 457,000 119,000 146,000

Nov 2002

560,000 56,000 110,000 414,000 256,000 433,000 110,000 155,000

Dec 2002

540,000 65,000 121,000 447,000 289,000 471,000 116,000 146,000

Jan 2003

518,000 62,000 109,000 395,000 279,000 473,000 128,000 142,000

Feb 2003

565,000 52,000 129,000 388,000 266,000 501,000 114,000 137,000

Mar 2003

575,000 47,000 115,000 374,000 257,000 470,000 122,000 134,000

Apr 2003

502,000 49,000 151,000 361,000 241,000 466,000 106,000 137,000

May 2003

526,000 58,000 103,000 322,000 257,000 443,000 102,000 144,000

Jun 2003

521,000 48,000 109,000 360,000 262,000 483,000 86,000 127,000

Jul 2003

520,000 45,000 91,000 327,000 242,000 467,000 106,000 142,000

Aug 2003

476,000 48,000 115,000 305,000 259,000 430,000 97,000 152,000

Sep 2003

556,000 44,000 117,000 351,000 301,000 399,000 125,000 138,000

Oct 2003

571,000 57,000 117,000 344,000 274,000 485,000 96,000 136,000

Nov 2003

541,000 43,000 116,000 333,000 264,000 489,000 138,000 137,000

Dec 2003

563,000 42,000 117,000 334,000 273,000 468,000 117,000 147,000

Jan 2004

559,000 32,000 111,000 315,000 292,000 435,000 129,000 133,000

Feb 2004

557,000 50,000 118,000 337,000 270,000 485,000 125,000 149,000

Mar 2004

599,000 47,000 112,000 385,000 275,000 517,000 137,000 144,000

Apr 2004

590,000 51,000 141,000 320,000 297,000 490,000 128,000 146,000

May 2004

530,000 35,000 146,000 312,000 272,000 521,000 130,000 145,000

Jun 2004

600,000 50,000 154,000 404,000 271,000 502,000 138,000 145,000

Jul 2004

621,000 41,000 161,000 378,000 302,000 504,000 124,000 138,000

Aug 2004

640,000 64,000 119,000 379,000 282,000 516,000 119,000 133,000

Sep 2004

593,000 38,000 127,000 403,000 262,000 489,000 114,000 137,000

Oct 2004

615,000 35,000 144,000 355,000 264,000 496,000 146,000 135,000

Nov 2004

667,000 54,000 131,000 437,000 294,000 547,000 118,000 136,000

Dec 2004

599,000 46,000 119,000 418,000 284,000 555,000 163,000 143,000

Jan 2005

645,000 55,000 135,000 410,000 283,000 543,000 127,000 143,000

Feb 2005

596,000 53,000 116,000 413,000 293,000 526,000 141,000 144,000

Mar 2005

633,000 59,000 128,000 430,000 311,000 517,000 127,000 147,000

Apr 2005

623,000 55,000 115,000 451,000 316,000 533,000 149,000 142,000

May 2005

644,000 51,000 138,000 447,000 289,000 544,000 136,000 143,000

Jun 2005

655,000 52,000 140,000 433,000 304,000 518,000 130,000 153,000

Jul 2005

649,000 28,000 119,000 371,000 299,000 597,000 151,000 126,000

Aug 2005

728,000 55,000 134,000 428,000 301,000 592,000 143,000 157,000

Sep 2005

665,000 63,000 133,000 488,000 315,000 626,000 134,000 163,000

Oct 2005

652,000 61,000 106,000 360,000 303,000 636,000 119,000 170,000

Nov 2005

647,000 54,000 132,000 430,000 310,000 581,000 158,000 162,000

Dec 2005

701,000 56,000 126,000 432,000 295,000 558,000 109,000 152,000

Jan 2006

686,000 52,000 140,000 508,000 267,000 611,000 111,000 164,000

Feb 2006

681,000 58,000 154,000 500,000 311,000 594,000 111,000 165,000

Mar 2006

690,000 53,000 143,000 480,000 295,000 577,000 140,000 170,000

Apr 2006

686,000 55,000 119,000 496,000 289,000 499,000 76,000 161,000

May 2006

687,000 65,000 129,000 492,000 327,000 580,000 97,000 178,000

Jun 2006

687,000 61,000 140,000 479,000 338,000 642,000 118,000 169,000

Jul 2006

690,000 65,000 160,000 547,000 325,000 571,000 112,000 168,000

Aug 2006

701,000 54,000 140,000 540,000 330,000 592,000 122,000 183,000

Sep 2006

647,000 62,000 159,000 517,000 311,000 582,000 93,000 161,000

Oct 2006

639,000 54,000 165,000 569,000 321,000 591,000 105,000 160,000

Nov 2006

715,000 54,000 159,000 520,000 315,000 594,000 107,000 165,000

Dec 2006

648,000 47,000 152,000 528,000 338,000 610,000 90,000 162,000

Jan 2007

637,000 46,000 167,000 517,000 304,000 592,000 119,000 181,000

Feb 2007

677,000 44,000 149,000 513,000 324,000 584,000 110,000 156,000

Mar 2007

660,000 52,000 172,000 538,000 304,000 601,000 118,000 170,000

Apr 2007

632,000 54,000 157,000 487,000 317,000 622,000 99,000 172,000

May 2007

677,000 42,000 171,000 551,000 329,000 552,000 114,000 179,000

Jun 2007

672,000 48,000 136,000 494,000 292,000 636,000 106,000 166,000

Jul 2007

607,000 32,000 135,000 516,000 327,000 633,000 118,000 169,000

Aug 2007

632,000 45,000 165,000 568,000 319,000 604,000 112,000 169,000

Sep 2007

642,000 43,000 140,000 500,000 273,000 448,000 119,000 161,000

Oct 2007

659,000 41,000 142,000 505,000 295,000 622,000 122,000 159,000

Nov 2007

583,000 44,000 130,000 498,000 315,000 594,000 97,000 157,000

Dec 2007

674,000 44,000 115,000 427,000 293,000 590,000 126,000 148,000

Jan 2008

652,000 48,000 168,000 460,000 316,000 588,000 113,000 149,000

Feb 2008

609,000 47,000 156,000 585,000 308,000 560,000 105,000 149,000

Mar 2008

579,000 35,000 136,000 467,000 316,000 554,000 108,000 139,000

Apr 2008

633,000 38,000 132,000 526,000 335,000 548,000 119,000 147,000

May 2008

605,000 37,000 122,000 440,000 261,000 579,000 116,000 136,000

Jun 2008

548,000 33,000 113,000 500,000 283,000 547,000 117,000 135,000

Jul 2008

552,000 34,000 99,000 422,000 293,000 528,000 93,000 128,000

Aug 2008

574,000 40,000 97,000 384,000 283,000 504,000 100,000 149,000

Sep 2008

568,000 31,000 124,000 424,000 286,000 520,000 99,000 137,000

Oct 2008

530,000 35,000 105,000 397,000 291,000 494,000 87,000 130,000

Nov 2008

483,000 28,000 102,000 397,000 253,000 452,000 84,000 117,000

Dec 2008

508,000 30,000 74,000 351,000 258,000 426,000 105,000 126,000

Jan 2009

465,000 31,000 73,000 346,000 256,000 404,000 86,000 105,000

Feb 2009

402,000 30,000 82,000 308,000 260,000 417,000 144,000 102,000

Mar 2009

434,000 36,000 81,000 279,000 240,000 384,000 83,000 108,000

Apr 2009

375,000 33,000 69,000 285,000 231,000 367,000 102,000 104,000

May 2009

356,000 39,000 61,000 294,000 235,000 345,000 74,000 104,000

Jun 2009

366,000 29,000 55,000 275,000 257,000 353,000 81,000 100,000

Jul 2009

391,000 34,000 71,000 268,000 240,000 337,000 76,000 107,000

Aug 2009

336,000 26,000 64,000 250,000 241,000 345,000 61,000 101,000

Sep 2009

364,000 25,000 60,000 265,000 261,000 300,000 83,000 100,000

Oct 2009

379,000 24,000 78,000 272,000 259,000 331,000 75,000 96,000

Nov 2009

410,000 40,000 74,000 278,000 262,000 371,000 93,000 112,000

Dec 2009

396,000 27,000 85,000 296,000 254,000 372,000 64,000 112,000

Jan 2010

343,000 14,000 83,000 329,000 231,000 379,000 70,000 104,000

Feb 2010

419,000 27,000 83,000 322,000 239,000 374,000 67,000 116,000

Mar 2010

409,000 46,000 79,000 340,000 243,000 367,000 86,000 110,000

Apr 2010

430,000 23,000 94,000 352,000 286,000 365,000 82,000 105,000

May 2010

421,000 22,000 87,000 337,000 239,000 357,000 100,000 98,000

Jun 2010

422,000 27,000 108,000 374,000 263,000 327,000 89,000 133,000

Jul 2010

425,000 26,000 87,000 325,000 241,000 336,000 72,000 112,000

Aug 2010

404,000 24,000 74,000 381,000 240,000 336,000 76,000 114,000

Sep 2010

416,000 30,000 91,000 363,000 247,000 356,000 77,000 127,000

Oct 2010

393,000 37,000 71,000 360,000 249,000 362,000 80,000 108,000

Nov 2010

420,000 42,000 78,000 355,000 266,000 364,000 85,000 105,000

Dec 2010

396,000 41,000 97,000 395,000 251,000 385,000 96,000 112,000

Jan 2011

367,000 26,000 82,000 369,000 227,000 375,000 85,000 123,000

Feb 2011

440,000 32,000 75,000 410,000 244,000 371,000 93,000 111,000

Mar 2011

440,000 33,000 92,000 451,000 254,000 382,000 74,000 109,000

Apr 2011

404,000 39,000 76,000 369,000 244,000 372,000 65,000 108,000

May 2011

449,000 34,000 76,000 369,000 258,000 367,000 79,000 129,000

Jun 2011

430,000 33,000 89,000 368,000 245,000 392,000 65,000 101,000

Jul 2011

419,000 32,000 104,000 410,000 234,000 381,000 87,000 130,000

Aug 2011

443,000 40,000 69,000 396,000 275,000 419,000 84,000 125,000

Sep 2011

440,000 39,000 72,000 442,000 248,000 401,000 89,000 116,000

Oct 2011

445,000 31,000 86,000 442,000 245,000 339,000 99,000 107,000

Nov 2011

398,000 37,000 87,000 434,000 247,000 378,000 90,000 122,000

Dec 2011

445,000 38,000 87,000 315,000 265,000 406,000 79,000 143,000

Jan 2012

417,000 38,000 82,000 405,000 274,000 402,000 86,000 130,000

Feb 2012

456,000 36,000 83,000 409,000 305,000 414,000 84,000 139,000

Mar 2012

460,000 36,000 85,000 410,000 288,000 444,000 96,000 133,000

Apr 2012

468,000 31,000 107,000 376,000 280,000 437,000 93,000 140,000

May 2012

463,000 38,000 81,000 407,000 280,000 437,000 87,000 139,000

Jun 2012

480,000 39,000 94,000 363,000 277,000 454,000 104,000 124,000

Jul 2012

476,000 29,000 88,000 348,000 274,000 431,000 98,000 126,000

Aug 2012

479,000 40,000 86,000 344,000 288,000 388,000 123,000 129,000

Sep 2012

438,000 38,000 98,000 351,000 253,000 389,000 69,000 118,000

Oct 2012

474,000 38,000 90,000 319,000 263,000 413,000 76,000 133,000

Nov 2012

445,000 33,000 97,000 355,000 287,000 411,000 87,000 139,000

Dec 2012

434,000 39,000 74,000 384,000 281,000 420,000 92,000 130,000

Jan 2013

537,000 41,000 97,000 353,000 313,000 456,000 104,000 131,000

Feb 2013

497,000 33,000 119,000 383,000 300,000 484,000 123,000 129,000

Mar 2013

453,000 31,000 94,000 385,000 289,000 447,000 93,000 124,000

Apr 2013

496,000 43,000 98,000 452,000 301,000 449,000 83,000 153,000

May 2013

455,000 35,000 110,000 441,000 293,000 446,000 96,000 134,000

Jun 2013

455,000 39,000 99,000 460,000 294,000 429,000 73,000 127,000

Jul 2013

467,000 35,000 104,000 527,000 316,000 452,000 94,000 134,000

Aug 2013

537,000 53,000 110,000 458,000 299,000 424,000 101,000 127,000

Sep 2013

535,000 33,000 101,000 433,000 310,000 444,000 103,000 123,000

Oct 2013

525,000 20,000 87,000 454,000 322,000 522,000 101,000 130,000

Nov 2013

548,000 37,000 92,000 487,000 299,000 483,000 106,000 127,000

Dec 2013

481,000 32,000 77,000 469,000 322,000 456,000 102,000 138,000

Jan 2014

537,000 33,000 69,000 449,000 303,000 464,000 102,000 132,000

Feb 2014

553,000 36,000 89,000 433,000 309,000 529,000 103,000 135,000

Mar 2014

560,000 39,000 96,000 520,000 274,000 497,000 96,000 137,000

Apr 2014

571,000 39,000 80,000 480,000 321,000 506,000 106,000 141,000

May 2014

611,000 38,000 84,000 458,000 322,000 459,000 114,000 141,000

Jun 2014

589,000 38,000 82,000 506,000 327,000 513,000 96,000 118,000

Jul 2014

612,000 41,000 117,000 505,000 346,000 517,000 98,000 140,000

Aug 2014

558,000 35,000 111,000 493,000 297,000 544,000 103,000 152,000

Sep 2014

589,000 34,000 105,000 555,000 347,000 549,000 136,000 160,000

Oct 2014

603,000 41,000 101,000 512,000 361,000 586,000 106,000 152,000

Nov 2014

613,000 37,000 127,000 455,000 343,000 565,000 107,000 136,000

Dec 2014

607,000 37,000 102,000 412,000 336,000 553,000 102,000 141,000

Jan 2015

610,000 39,000 113,000 548,000 362,000 584,000 97,000 143,000

Feb 2015

563,000 46,000 102,000 563,000 382,000 544,000 145,000 149,000

Mar 2015

618,000 46,000 92,000 544,000 360,000 573,000 116,000 155,000

Apr 2015

614,000 38,000 112,000 511,000 350,000 545,000 114,000 147,000

May 2015

621,000 42,000 107,000 555,000 364,000 534,000 110,000 149,000

Jun 2015

620,000 41,000 98,000 508,000 352,000 597,000 112,000 165,000

Jul 2015

610,000 44,000 91,000 516,000 379,000 606,000 114,000 154,000

Aug 2015

624,000 40,000 77,000 562,000 396,000 648,000 116,000 162,000

Sep 2015

636,000 40,000 93,000 505,000 357,000 607,000 108,000 154,000

Oct 2015

618,000 43,000 111,000 536,000 379,000 600,000 106,000 167,000

Nov 2015

634,000 40,000 90,000 554,000 416,000 622,000 113,000 153,000

Dec 2015

683,000 39,000 139,000 575,000 398,000 651,000 127,000 166,000

Jan 2016

658,000 41,000 106,000 572,000 337,000 625,000 113,000 165,000

Feb 2016

639,000 37,000 139,000 592,000 389,000 651,000 114,000 162,000

Mar 2016

651,000 37,000 102,000 543,000 374,000 629,000 118,000 164,000

Apr 2016

652,000 46,000 96,000 581,000 392,000 652,000 109,000 163,000

May 2016

596,000 34,000 105,000 679,000 392,000 669,000 98,000 160,000

Jun 2016

639,000 39,000 112,000 543,000 413,000 655,000 135,000 214,000

Jul 2016

623,000 36,000 97,000 617,000 399,000 660,000 97,000 156,000

Aug 2016

649,000 37,000 87,000 594,000 392,000 651,000 93,000 189,000

Sep 2016

680,000 47,000 89,000 617,000 405,000 674,000 95,000 171,000

Oct 2016

660,000 40,000 99,000 612,000 382,000 687,000 114,000 174,000

Nov 2016

649,000 37,000 95,000 585,000 377,000 688,000 108,000 160,000

Dec 2016

606,000 50,000 88,000 605,000 386,000 669,000 112,000 163,000

Jan 2017

666,000 38,000 123,000 640,000 424,000 644,000 122,000 178,000

Feb 2017

692,000 56,000 100,000 565,000 387,000 639,000 128,000 173,000

Mar 2017

681,000 39,000 110,000 586,000 422,000 649,000 111,000 183,000

Apr 2017

598,000 36,000 112,000 580,000 415,000 659,000 118,000 161,000

May 2017

664,000 28,000 122,000 583,000 409,000 664,000 119,000 163,000

Jun 2017

646,000 36,000 108,000 619,000 439,000 659,000 141,000 160,000

Jul 2017

666,000 51,000 110,000 605,000 389,000 615,000 139,000 162,000

Aug 2017

650,000 46,000 100,000 658,000 387,000 613,000 142,000 158,000

Sep 2017

654,000 51,000 111,000 666,000 406,000 649,000 129,000 169,000

Oct 2017

640,000 43,000 124,000 647,000 425,000 629,000 112,000 168,000

Nov 2017

643,000 46,000 121,000 678,000 408,000 658,000 98,000 175,000

Dec 2017

677,000 50,000 124,000 628,000 406,000 666,000 108,000 172,000

Jan 2018

657,000 46,000 116,000 561,000 374,000 614,000 111,000 173,000

Feb 2018

641,000 50,000 122,000 636,000 393,000 693,000 115,000 165,000

Mar 2018

662,000 46,000 113,000 635,000 418,000 703,000 162,000 172,000

Apr 2018

702,000 44,000 90,000 681,000 436,000 713,000 122,000 181,000

May 2018

706,000 50,000 109,000 642,000 490,000 701,000 121,000 188,000

Jun 2018

720,000 50,000 118,000 657,000 456,000 691,000 97,000 202,000

Jul 2018

706,000 48,000 129,000 639,000 447,000 726,000 115,000 185,000

Aug 2018

743,000 46,000 134,000 605,000 479,000 743,000 129,000 179,000

Sep 2018

769,000 44,000 125,000 600,000 435,000 749,000 149,000 171,000

Oct 2018

755,000 43,000 106,000 652,000 480,000 714,000 133,000 180,000

Nov 2018

712,000 56,000 111,000 627,000 483,000 699,000 150,000 187,000

Dec 2018

725,000 43,000 130,000 627,000 485,000 694,000 108,000 175,000

Jan 2019

702,000 56,000 108,000 654,000 478,000 763,000 142,000 195,000

Feb 2019

740,000 47,000 107,000 661,000 476,000 782,000 120,000 180,000

Mar 2019

739,000 48,000 104,000 698,000 490,000 748,000 131,000 177,000

Apr 2019

734,000 54,000 134,000 655,000 447,000 764,000 139,000 182,000

May 2019

771,000 50,000 128,000 633,000 407,000 768,000 145,000 200,000

Jun 2019

757,000 44,000 135,000 632,000 439,000 789,000 130,000 200,000

Jul 2019

771,000 39,000 133,000 682,000 484,000 801,000 151,000 178,000

Aug 2019

784,000 47,000 143,000 647,000 476,000 813,000 110,000 180,000

Sep 2019

745,000 41,000 133,000 634,000 447,000 734,000 121,000 182,000

Oct 2019

631,000 45,000 128,000 620,000 466,000 774,000 174,000 181,000

Nov 2019

807,000 43,000 157,000 622,000 437,000 733,000 127,000 181,000

Dec 2019

728,000 41,000 135,000 633,000 486,000 752,000 139,000 190,000

Jan 2020

831,000 34,000 133,000 696,000 494,000 739,000 98,000 178,000

Feb 2020

768,000 52,000 130,000 622,000 495,000 690,000 127,000 190,000

Mar 2020

618,000 42,000 109,000 583,000 452,000 515,000 59,000 225,000

Apr 2020

444,000 41,000 68,000 432,000 392,000 316,000 44,000 166,000

May 2020

496,000 51,000 88,000 422,000 323,000 354,000 36,000 194,000

Jun 2020

613,000 31,000 92,000 412,000 424,000 440,000 91,000 195,000

Jul 2020

757,000 38,000 94,000 572,000 488,000 519,000 121,000 246,000

Aug 2020

726,000 37,000 128,000 546,000 438,000 502,000 61,000 223,000

Sep 2020

707,000 35,000 114,000 669,000 455,000 597,000 114,000 205,000

Oct 2020

744,000 40,000 127,000 619,000 510,000 605,000 108,000 228,000

Nov 2020

752,000 40,000 124,000 592,000 446,000 622,000 126,000 183,000

Dec 2020

816,000 39,000 108,000 581,000 471,000 687,000 113,000 183,000

Jan 2021

755,000 37,000 148,000 580,000 469,000 641,000 114,000 166,000

Feb 2021

753,000 40,000 132,000 604,000 458,000 625,000 134,000 199,000

Mar 2021

787,000 57,000 122,000 613,000 507,000 703,000 129,000 181,000

Apr 2021

947,000 52,000 141,000 763,000 551,000 752,000 131,000 182,000

May 2021

851,000 45,000 121,000 614,000 523,000 762,000 143,000 160,000

Jun 2021

905,000 48,000 127,000 684,000 548,000 772,000 128,000 156,000

Jul 2021

954,000 50,000 133,000 697,000 582,000 807,000 142,000 157,000

Aug 2021

1,024,000 44,000 119,000 706,000 579,000 971,000 136,000 175,000

Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

In leisure and hospitality, the quits rate increased to 6.4 percent (+164,000) in August 2021, the highest on record for the industry. The quits rate also reached an all-time high in trade, transportation, and utilities in August, at 3.7 percent.

The number of quits decreased in financial activities (−14,000), and information (−6,000) in August 2021. The quits rate in the public sector was 0.8 percent in August.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — August 2021." We also have more charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and separations. The quits rate is the number of quits during the entire month as a percent of total employment.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Quits rate of 2.9 percent in August 2021 an all-time high at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/quits-rate-of-2-9-percent-in-august-2021-an-all-time-high.htm (visited December 03, 2021).

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