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)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)
Dec.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014(p)

Total

2,417 2,510 2,735 2,712 2,661 2,717 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,286 2,364 2,574 2,561 2,526 2,577 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2

Construction

85 127 109 106 89 156 1.4 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.5 2.5

Manufacturing

121 121 131 130 109 134 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.1

Durable goods

66 68 73 76 56 75 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.0

Nondurable goods

55 54 59 54 54 59 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

529 554 565 609 652 649 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4

Retail trade

383 406 402 439 457 462 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0

Professional and business services

540 454 572 519 451 453 2.9 2.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.3

Education and health services(6)

316 297 343 349 342 331 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5

Health care and social assistance

283 263 305 301 306 293 1.6 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6

Leisure and hospitality

457 549 566 568 596 593 3.2 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0 4.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

53 53 53 52 46 48 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 2.2

Accommodation and food services

404 496 513 516 549 546 3.3 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.3

Government(7)

131 145 161 152 135 140 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6

State and local

119 139 150 141 122 129 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

342 339 372 374 366 391 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

South

983 1,030 1,119 1,152 1,125 1,147 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3

Midwest

518 597 665 584 595 565 1.7 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9 1.8

West

574 544 579 603 575 614 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 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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