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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)(2) Rates(3)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)
Oct.
2013
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014(p)

Total

2,426 2,484 2,547 2,510 2,735 2,720 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,290 2,355 2,413 2,364 2,574 2,563 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.2

Construction

90 110 107 127 109 107 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.1 1.8 1.7

Manufacturing

108 114 127 121 131 127 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0

Durable goods

63 61 70 68 73 75 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0

Nondurable goods

45 53 57 54 59 52 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

557 588 580 554 565 622 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.3

Retail trade

408 442 428 406 402 453 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.9

Professional and business services

475 461 470 454 572 527 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 3.0 2.7

Education and health services(6)

309 323 348 297 343 352 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6

Health care and social assistance

273 286 310 263 305 304 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

517 532 529 549 566 557 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

48 53 53 53 53 55 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6

Accommodation and food services

469 480 477 496 513 501 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.1 4.0

Government(7)

136 129 134 145 161 157 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7

State and local

124 119 125 139 150 146 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

REGION(8)

Northeast

344 330 339 339 372 396 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5

South

1,017 1,061 1,040 1,030 1,119 1,142 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.3

Midwest

550 583 590 597 665 573 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 2.1 1.8

West

515 510 578 544 579 608 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.7 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.
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: December 09, 2014
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