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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)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)
Jan.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015(p)

Total

2,384 2,733 2,746 2,662 2,715 2,799 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.0

INDUSTRY

Total private(4)

2,257 2,570 2,591 2,528 2,572 2,655 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.2

Construction

92 120 105 94 144 135 1.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 2.3 2.1

Manufacturing

112 130 126 113 135 138 0.9 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.1

Durable goods

59 73 77 57 77 84 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.7 1.0 1.1

Nondurable goods

54 57 49 56 58 54 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2

Trade, transportation, and utilities(5)

562 575 615 637 650 617 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3

Retail trade

428 407 449 462 459 448 2.8 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.9

Professional and business services

476 540 537 433 444 555 2.5 2.8 2.8 2.2 2.3 2.8

Education and health services(6)

307 344 360 346 336 359 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6

Health care and social assistance

271 308 311 308 297 326 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8

Leisure and hospitality

482 566 563 611 588 572 3.3 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.9 3.8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

49 52 54 54 49 60 2.3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.8

Accommodation and food services

434 514 510 557 540 512 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.0

Government(7)

128 163 155 134 144 144 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

State and local

117 152 143 122 133 132 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

REGION(8)

Northeast

332 367 374 368 422 384 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5

South

1,004 1,127 1,180 1,120 1,169 1,171 2.0 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3

Midwest

511 635 566 589 528 608 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.9

West

537 604 627 585 596 635 1.7 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.9 2.0

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

NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: March 10, 2015
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