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)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015(p)

Total

2,430 2,662 2,715 2,779 2,720 2,783 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,299 2,528 2,572 2,636 2,571 2,625 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2

Construction

91 94 144 105 118 122 1.5 1.5 2.3 1.7 1.9 1.9

Manufacturing

129 113 135 140 131 124 1.1 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0

Durable goods

66 57 77 85 75 70 0.9 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9

Nondurable goods

63 56 58 54 56 54 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

565 637 650 623 564 658 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.5

Retail trade

414 462 459 452 413 497 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 3.2

Professional and business services

482 433 444 554 516 466 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.4

Education and health services(6)

280 346 336 361 388 352 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6

Health care and social assistance

243 308 297 327 357 312 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

509 611 588 582 560 623 3.5 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.7 4.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

50 54 49 56 52 46 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.1

Accommodation and food services

458 557 540 526 508 577 3.7 4.4 4.2 4.1 3.9 4.5

Government(7)

130 134 144 143 149 158 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

120 122 133 132 137 147 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

REGION(8)

Northeast

332 368 422 385 348 395 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.5

South

1,009 1,120 1,169 1,126 1,098 1,111 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.2

Midwest

538 589 528 637 631 644 1.7 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.0 2.0

West

550 585 596 631 643 634 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 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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