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)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)
May
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017(p)

Total

3,005 3,186 3,036 3,138 3,044 3,221 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.2

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,841 3,011 2,865 2,962 2,887 3,046 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.5

Mining and logging

11 13 17 13 11 14 1.7 2.0 2.5 1.9 1.6 2.0

Construction

118 151 162 164 159 140 1.8 2.2 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.0

Manufacturing

143 177 184 183 178 205 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7

Durable goods

80 96 97 94 94 104 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3

Nondurable goods

63 82 88 89 84 101 1.4 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

611 657 672 678 581 671 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.1 2.5

Wholesale trade

67 103 71 76 72 76 1.1 1.8 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3

Retail trade

453 469 492 498 420 486 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.7 3.1

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

91 85 109 105 89 109 1.7 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.9

Information

38 42 48 43 37 31 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.1

Financial activities

112 123 85 105 111 124 1.4 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5

Finance and insurance

70 80 57 71 71 77 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.2

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

42 43 28 34 40 47 2.0 2.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.2

Professional and business services

605 625 569 618 630 630 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1

Education and health services

405 438 371 426 402 406 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.7 1.8

Educational services

50 45 41 48 45 45 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2

Health care and social assistance

355 394 330 379 357 361 1.9 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

696 662 660 649 667 707 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

67 70 76 76 77 62 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.7

Accommodation and food services

629 593 584 573 590 645 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.7

Other services(3)

102 123 97 83 111 119 1.8 2.1 1.7 1.4 1.9 2.1

Government

165 175 171 176 157 176 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

Federal

9 15 16 16 14 11 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4

State and local

156 161 155 159 143 164 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8

State and local education

71 75 74 72 75 80 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

84 86 81 87 67 84 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.9

REGION(4)

Northeast

391 430 426 419 446 470 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7

South

1,205 1,248 1,267 1,308 1,220 1,343 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.3 2.5

Midwest

724 719 694 695 639 680 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.1

West

685 789 649 715 740 728 2.1 2.4 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.2

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: July 11, 2017