Report says 40% of U.S. workers considering quitting in next 3-6 months


A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Schaumburg, Ill., April 1, 2022. Employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings in March, more evidence of a tight labor market that has emboldened millions of American workers to leave their jobs and contributed to the biggest surge in inflation in four decades. A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in February — a sign that they are confident they can find better pay or working conditions elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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A new report shows that more and more people are quitting their jobs. According to research done by McKinsey & Company, 40% of U.S. workers are considering quitting in the next three to six months. The group says people are moving from traditional to non-traditional roles, retiring early, or starting their own businesses. Some are also taking a timeout to focus on their personal lives.

At the end of May, there were more than 11 million open jobs compared to 9 million open jobs in April 2021. The voluntary quit rate is currently at 25%. That’s higher than the pre-pandemic levels. This year alone, 4 million people have left their jobs.

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