Record numbers of Americans are quitting their jobs. There’s no one reason. via @OKnox w @carolineanders www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/13/record-numbers-americans-are-quitting-their-jobs-theres-no-one-reason/?tid=ss_tw
For today's The Daily 202, I looked into that record-high number of Americans who quit their jobs in August. w/ @caroIineanders. www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/13/record-numbers-americans-are-quitting-their-jobs-theres-no-one-reason/
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have a shortage of 5,000 teachers. 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August alone. We cannot ignore the voices of the working class. Our government has prioritized the needs of the 1% for long enough! It doesn’t work! It’s a FAIL!
Americans quit their jobs at a record pace in August apnews.com/article/business-459c0884721a213985cdf0185a1176f8
How many Americans quit jobs in August?
4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, nearly 3 percent of the workforce. The number of people quitting their jobs has surged to record highs, pushed by a combination of factors that include Americans sensing ample opportunity and better pay elsewhere. The Washington PostA record number of workers are quitting their jobs, empowered by new leverage
4.3 million people quit their jobs in the US in August, the Labor Department said yesterday. That’s an astronomical amount—the most on record—and represents nearly 3% of the workforce.
Where are workers quitting the most?
What’s going on? In an economy where jobs are plentiful and the people to fill them are scarce, workers are finding themselves with much more leverage. If their jobs are uber stressful, require long hours for low pay, and pose a greater risk of contracting Covid-19, there’s little incentive to stick around. Just look at the number of people quitting the hospitality and retail industries.
Big picture: This is all a major headache for employers, who have to raise wages and dangle more benefits to find anyone to work for them. Businesses had 10.4 million job openings in the country in August, down from July’s record of 11.1 million but still extremely elevated.—NF
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