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)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Jan.
2015
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015
May
2015(p)

Total

2,494 2,779 2,720 2,769 2,709 2,699 1.8 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,357 2,636 2,571 2,611 2,562 2,549 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1

Construction

121 105 118 122 120 117 2.0 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8

Manufacturing

120 140 131 129 141 122 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0

Durable goods

70 85 75 72 80 72 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9

Nondurable goods

50 54 56 56 62 50 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

613 623 564 649 611 619 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.3

Retail trade

445 452 413 492 446 441 2.9 2.9 2.7 3.2 2.9 2.8

Professional and business services

433 554 516 474 506 481 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.6 2.4

Education and health services(6)

315 361 388 353 346 358 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

276 327 357 313 309 313 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.7 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

502 582 560 613 562 576 3.4 3.9 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 56 52 46 47 51 2.3 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.2 2.4

Accommodation and food services

454 526 508 567 515 525 3.6 4.1 3.9 4.4 4.0 4.1

Government(7)

137 143 149 158 147 150 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

127 132 137 147 136 139 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

344 385 348 398 388 388 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5

South

1,026 1,126 1,098 1,128 1,125 1,091 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1

Midwest

583 637 631 629 603 613 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9

West

542 631 643 613 593 607 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 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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