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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)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)
Aug.
2013
Apr.
2014
May
2014
June
2014
July
2014
Aug.
2014(p)

Total

2,346 2,467 2,487 2,484 2,547 2,473 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,220 2,331 2,355 2,355 2,413 2,328 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.0

Construction

103 114 121 110 107 108 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8

Manufacturing

106 111 115 114 127 118 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0

Durable goods

49 61 67 61 70 67 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

Nondurable goods

57 50 48 53 57 50 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

542 565 611 588 580 543 2.1 2.1 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1

Retail trade

417 422 448 442 428 398 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6

Professional and business services

458 487 438 461 470 449 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Education and health services(6)

300 305 305 323 348 294 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4

Health care and social assistance

264 270 268 286 310 260 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.4

Leisure and hospitality

448 515 506 532 529 551 3.1 3.5 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

42 46 52 53 53 47 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3

Accommodation and food services

406 469 454 480 477 504 3.3 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.0

Government(7)

126 136 132 129 134 146 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7

State and local

114 125 122 119 125 139 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

339 341 335 330 339 332 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

South

961 985 1,019 1,061 1,040 1,022 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0

Midwest

504 573 599 583 590 574 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8

West

542 568 534 510 578 544 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.8

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: October 07, 2014
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