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

Total

2,438 2,746 2,662 2,715 2,779 2,687 1.8 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,304 2,591 2,528 2,572 2,636 2,537 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1

Construction

92 105 94 144 105 96 1.5 1.7 1.5 2.3 1.7 1.5

Manufacturing

115 126 113 135 140 136 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.1

Durable goods

61 77 57 77 85 83 0.8 1.0 0.7 1.0 1.1 1.1

Nondurable goods

54 49 56 58 54 53 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

557 615 637 650 623 565 2.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1

Retail trade

418 449 462 459 452 419 2.7 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7

Professional and business services

453 537 433 444 554 534 2.4 2.8 2.2 2.3 2.8 2.7

Education and health services(6)

309 360 346 336 361 350 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6

Health care and social assistance

271 311 308 297 327 318 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

529 563 611 588 582 575 3.6 3.8 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

44 54 54 49 56 55 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.6 2.6

Accommodation and food services

486 510 557 540 526 520 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0

Government(7)

135 155 134 144 143 149 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

125 143 122 133 132 137 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

341 374 368 422 385 333 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.3

South

1,031 1,180 1,120 1,169 1,126 1,070 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.1

Midwest

539 566 589 528 637 640 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.0

West

528 627 585 596 631 643 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.9 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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