Table 4. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted

Table 4. Quits levels and rates by industry and region, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry and region Levels (in thousands)(2) Rates(3)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)
Nov.
2014
July
2015
Aug.
2015
Sept.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015(p)

Total nonfarm

2,662 2,737 2,771 2,727 2,784 2,831 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,528 2,578 2,618 2,582 2,620 2,684 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

Construction

94 109 106 121 85 128 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.3 2.0

Manufacturing

113 129 143 148 145 149 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

Durable goods

57 82 80 89 75 75 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0

Nondurable goods

56 47 63 58 71 74 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

637 604 609 620 626 629 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

462 427 450 450 461 476 3.0 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0

Professional and business services

433 493 516 487 519 500 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.5

Education and health services(6)

346 363 363 343 372 394 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.8

Health care and social assistance

308 311 321 305 332 346 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

611 615 638 613 597 628 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.0 3.9 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

54 54 68 55 54 52 2.5 2.5 3.2 2.5 2.5 2.4

Accommodation and food services

557 561 569 557 543 576 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.4

Government(7)

134 159 153 144 164 147 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

122 146 141 132 151 133 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

368 397 397 392 374 389 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5

South

1,120 1,185 1,198 1,126 1,140 1,141 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2

Midwest

589 622 593 618 643 671 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1

West

585 534 584 590 627 630 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0

Footnotes
(1) Quits are the number of quits during the entire month.
(2) Detail will not necessarily add to totals because of the independent seasonal adjustment of the various series and because not all series are shown.
(3) The quits rate is the number of quits during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(4) Includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.
(5) Includes wholesale trade and transportation, warehousing, and utilities, not shown separately.
(6) Includes educational services, not shown separately.
(7) Includes federal government, not shown separately.
(8) 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.
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