Growing Number of Americans Quitting Their Jobs Nationwide


To say that coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns shook up the job market would be a significant understatement. In 2020, many Americans lost their jobs when companies shut their doors, some voluntarily and others due to government orders.

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Even in 2021, the ripple effects of lockdowns and government edicts are very much present. A good amount of small businesses are shut down for good. Others are struggling to maintain themselves, while labor shortages run rampant; all of this comes amid inflation, as the cost of living goes up.

It turns out that the past year has impacted workers in some unanticipated ways. Rather than rushing into their previous (or new) job opportunities, many workers are up and quitting their jobs altogether.

A closer look at Americans quitting their jobs

People who are quitting their jobs in the United States are looking for some key things; they want employment opportunities that are more conducive to their individual lives, skill sets, and personal interests. However, as the rate of turnover increases, many employers are hoping to attract workers with slight wage increases and possible other benefits.