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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)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)
Dec.
2021
Aug.
2022
Sept.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022(p)

Total

4,403 4,184 4,060 4,047 4,102 4,087 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7

INDUSTRY

Total private

4,164 3,965 3,819 3,817 3,879 3,851 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 2.9

Mining and logging

13 14 14 13 12 12 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.9

Construction

185 208 158 158 138 158 2.5 2.7 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.0

Manufacturing

322 286 250 271 269 258 2.6 2.2 1.9 2.1 2.1 2.0

Durable goods

180 159 135 141 143 130 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6

Nondurable goods

141 127 115 130 126 128 3.0 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,082 940 908 918 992 922 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.2

Wholesale trade

113 96 101 98 101 97 2.0 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6

Retail trade

786 591 588 617 614 617 5.0 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.9

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

183 254 219 203 277 208 2.7 3.6 3.1 2.9 3.9 3.0

Information

61 56 57 27 42 42 2.1 1.8 1.9 0.9 1.4 1.4

Financial activities

130 149 156 142 136 133 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5

Finance and insurance

81 96 95 92 87 88 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

49 53 60 49 49 45 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.1 1.9

Professional and business services

760 671 707 709 721 700 3.5 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1

Education and health services

597 580 558 573 619 630 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.5

Educational services

57 53 53 55 51 56 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4

Health care and social assistance

540 527 505 518 568 575 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7

Leisure and hospitality

856 912 856 855 839 819 5.7 5.8 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

81 75 80 70 79 74 3.7 3.3 3.4 3.0 3.4 3.1

Accommodation and food services

776 837 776 784 760 745 6.0 6.2 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.4

Other services

159 150 155 151 111 176 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.6 1.9 3.0

Government

238 219 241 230 224 236 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1

Federal

23 22 21 19 19 20 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

215 196 220 211 205 217 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.1

State and local education

108 99 107 106 99 103 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

State and local, excluding education

107 97 113 105 105 113 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2

REGION(3)

Northeast

601 588 539 512 512 546 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0

South

1,820 1,890 1,734 1,815 1,757 1,718 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0

Midwest

998 800 899 838 853 856 3.1 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6

West

985 907 888 883 980 967 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.7

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) 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

Last Modified Date: February 01, 2023