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)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)
Sept.
2013
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014(p)

Total

2,381 2,487 2,484 2,547 2,510 2,753 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,267 2,355 2,355 2,413 2,364 2,585 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2

Construction

94 121 110 107 127 122 1.6 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.0

Manufacturing

119 115 114 127 121 133 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1

Durable goods

67 67 61 70 68 75 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.0

Nondurable goods

52 48 53 57 54 59 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

539 611 588 580 554 558 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1

Retail trade

410 448 442 428 406 396 2.7 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.6

Professional and business services

504 438 461 470 454 545 2.7 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.8

Education and health services(6)

300 305 323 348 297 364 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.7

Health care and social assistance

268 268 286 310 263 328 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

465 506 532 529 549 584 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 4.0

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

42 52 53 53 53 57 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7

Accommodation and food services

423 454 480 477 496 527 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.2

Government(7)

114 132 129 134 145 168 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8

State and local

103 122 119 125 139 157 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8

REGION(8)

Northeast

328 335 330 339 339 383 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.5

South

975 1,019 1,061 1,040 1,030 1,099 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.2

Midwest

567 599 583 590 597 668 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1

West

510 534 510 578 544 604 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.9

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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