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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)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)
Feb.
2015
Oct.
2015
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Jan.
2016
Feb.
2016(p)

Total

2,703 2,797 2,862 3,088 2,851 2,950 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.1

INDUSTRY

Total private

2,554 2,631 2,705 2,922 2,684 2,791 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.3

Mining and logging

12 14 18 16 19 11 1.4 1.8 2.4 2.1 2.6 1.5

Construction

121 87 129 137 86 102 1.9 1.3 2.0 2.1 1.3 1.5

Manufacturing

131 147 145 133 147 156 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3

Durable goods

74 74 74 80 83 90 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2

Nondurable goods

57 73 71 54 64 66 1.3 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

575 646 627 719 637 647 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.4

Wholesale trade

69 68 72 81 86 90 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5

Retail trade

422 470 471 518 462 471 2.7 3.0 3.0 3.3 2.9 3.0

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

84 108 85 120 90 87 1.6 2.0 1.6 2.2 1.6 1.6

Information

47 43 42 35 38 38 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4

Financial activities

91 114 86 122 111 125 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.5

Finance and insurance

67 69 62 87 81 87 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.4

Real estate and rental and leasing(3)

24 45 24 36 30 38 1.1 2.1 1.1 1.7 1.4 1.8

Professional and business services

521 531 522 614 550 566 2.7 2.7 2.6 3.1 2.8 2.8

Education and health services

380 364 408 385 343 371 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6

Educational services

35 38 55 49 47 43 1.0 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.2

Health care and social assistance

345 326 353 336 296 328 1.9 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.7

Leisure and hospitality

564 588 636 671 636 687 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.1 4.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

51 56 53 60 64 74 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.7 2.9 3.4

Accommodation and food services

513 532 583 611 572 613 4.0 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.6

Other services(3)

111 97 91 89 117 88 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 2.1 1.6

Government

149 166 157 166 167 159 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7

Federal

11 14 14 13 13 13 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5

State and local

138 152 143 153 154 146 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8

State and local education

68 77 72 75 80 73 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7

State and local, excluding education

70 75 71 78 73 72 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

REGION(4)

Northeast

350 382 400 445 401 423 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.6

South

1,119 1,126 1,137 1,286 1,179 1,172 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.3 2.2

Midwest

600 648 687 656 629 734 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.3

West

633 641 638 701 641 621 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.0 1.9

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, the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
(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.
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Last Modified Date: April 05, 2016
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