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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)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)
May
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Apr.
2014
May
2014(p)

Total

2,198 2,368 2,475 2,461 2,467 2,527 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,063 2,240 2,341 2,330 2,331 2,395 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.1

Construction

100 96 91 87 114 123 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.9 2.1

Manufacturing

117 118 114 125 111 118 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9 1.0

Durable goods

66 61 60 66 61 70 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9

Nondurable goods

51 56 54 59 50 48 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

445 539 556 578 565 615 1.7 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.3

Retail trade

322 421 419 432 422 455 2.1 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 3.0

Professional and business services

409 474 486 511 487 475 2.2 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.5

Education and health services(6)

283 305 304 275 305 300 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4

Health care and social assistance

247 269 265 240 270 263 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5

Leisure and hospitality

457 485 538 510 515 520 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

40 42 47 52 46 50 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.4

Accommodation and food services

417 443 491 458 469 470 3.4 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.8

Government(7)

135 129 134 131 136 132 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6

State and local

123 118 124 120 125 121 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6

REGION(8)

Northeast

322 328 341 320 341 360 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.4

South

908 978 1,056 1,018 985 1,025 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0

Midwest

502 541 542 562 573 604 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.9

West

466 522 536 561 568 539 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7

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: July 08, 2014
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