Despite fewer job openings, Americans keep quitting at record rates

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2022
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The number of open jobs fell sharply in June, signaling a slowdown in the booming US labor market.

That hasn’t stopped the “Great Resignation,” though.

While the number of US job openings fell by 5.3% to 10.7 million from May to June, the biggest drop since the covid recession, workers are still quitting, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released Tuesday. The quits rate, or share of employed Americans leaving their jobs voluntarily, was 2.8% in June.

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