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)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)
Nov.
2015
July
2016
Aug.
2016
Sept.
2016
Oct.
2016
Nov.
2016(p)

Total

2,862 2,977 3,009 3,052 3,023 3,064 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,705 2,807 2,847 2,867 2,861 2,898 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.4

Mining and logging

18 12 13 13 13 14 2.4 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1

Construction

129 128 137 124 128 160 2.0 1.9 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.4

Manufacturing

145 143 140 150 155 155 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3

Durable goods

74 80 76 85 86 90 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.2

Nondurable goods

71 63 64 64 69 65 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

627 653 651 654 675 677 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5

Wholesale trade

72 95 90 71 72 92 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.5

Retail trade

471 467 475 462 492 463 3.0 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.1 2.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

85 90 85 121 111 123 1.6 1.6 1.6 2.2 2.0 2.2

Information

42 40 38 57 40 37 1.5 1.4 1.4 2.1 1.4 1.3

Financial activities

86 100 105 86 91 83 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0

Finance and insurance

62 63 68 57 64 64 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.0

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

24 37 37 29 27 18 1.1 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.2 0.8

Professional and business services

522 565 598 597 588 602 2.6 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9

Education and health services

408 398 375 411 396 398 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.7

Educational services

55 51 51 45 38 47 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.3

Health care and social assistance

353 347 324 366 358 351 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

636 635 639 671 668 692 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

53 63 63 73 69 74 2.4 2.8 2.8 3.3 3.1 3.3

Accommodation and food services

583 573 576 599 600 618 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.6

Other services(3)

91 133 150 103 108 80 1.6 2.3 2.6 1.8 1.9 1.4

Government

157 170 162 185 163 166 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7

Federal

14 13 13 13 12 15 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5

State and local

143 156 149 172 151 152 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

State and local education

72 69 76 78 73 78 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8

State and local, excluding education

71 87 73 93 77 73 0.8 1.0 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

400 442 433 419 428 450 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7

South

1,137 1,206 1,214 1,242 1,210 1,241 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.4

Midwest

687 644 625 648 678 671 2.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.1

West

638 685 737 743 707 701 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.1 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.
(p) Preliminary

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: January 10, 2017