Jolting Jobs

This past August, 2.9%, or 4.27 million employees quit their jobs. This eclipsed the previous record high, dating back to 2000 when record keeping began, of 2.8% in April! In leisure and hospitality, the number quitting was 971,000 or 6.4%! That means 1-in-16 people in this sector quit in August. In retail it was 721,000, or 4.7%. Workers know they have the upper hand and are taking advantage of it.

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