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) Rates(2)
Oct.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)
Oct.
2015
June
2016
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016(p)

Total

2,797 2,979 2,977 3,009 3,052 2,986 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,631 2,785 2,807 2,847 2,867 2,827 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3

Mining and logging

14 13 12 13 13 14 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0

Construction

87 110 128 137 124 126 1.3 1.7 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9

Manufacturing

147 136 143 140 150 157 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3

Durable goods

74 77 80 76 85 88 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2

Nondurable goods

73 59 63 64 64 69 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

646 649 653 651 654 670 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4

Wholesale trade

68 89 95 90 71 72 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.2

Retail trade

470 459 467 475 462 487 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

108 101 90 85 121 111 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.6 2.2 2.0

Information

43 36 40 38 57 39 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.4 2.1 1.4

Financial activities

114 103 100 105 86 99 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.0 1.2

Finance and insurance

69 71 63 68 57 66 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.1

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

45 32 37 37 29 33 2.1 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.5

Professional and business services

531 542 565 598 597 580 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8

Education and health services

364 410 398 375 411 380 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7

Educational services

38 51 51 51 45 38 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.0

Health care and social assistance

326 359 347 324 366 343 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

588 645 635 639 671 664 3.9 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

56 58 63 63 73 69 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.8 3.3 3.1

Accommodation and food services

532 587 573 576 599 594 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.5

Other services(3)

97 140 133 150 103 98 1.7 2.5 2.3 2.6 1.8 1.7

Government

166 194 170 162 185 159 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7

Federal

14 13 13 13 13 10 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3

State and local

152 181 156 149 172 149 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8

State and local education

77 96 69 76 78 71 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

State and local, excluding education

75 85 87 73 93 77 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

382 407 442 433 419 417 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

South

1,126 1,199 1,206 1,214 1,242 1,212 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3

Midwest

648 660 644 625 648 650 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0

West

641 713 685 737 743 705 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1

Footnotes
(1) Quits are the number of quits during the entire month.
(2) The quits rate is the number of quits during the entire month as a percent of total employment.
(3) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in this series; therefore, identical numbers appear for the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted series.
(4) 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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Last Modified Date: December 07, 2016