The Great Resignation — the widespread movement by American workers to quit their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic — continues to handicap the United States’ economic recovery. A record number of Americans quit their jobs in September, causing job openings to remain at near all-time highs.
A record-high 4.4 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in September, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover or JOLTS. This follows the previous high of 4.3 million in August. The “quits rate,” or the percent of workers who left their jobs, rose to 3% — also a record.
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