2022Jobs Report

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

The “Great Resignation” that has seen a record number of workers in the United States voluntarily resign from their jobs continued as close to 4.2 million workers quit in August 2022, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The JOLTS defines “Quits” as voluntary separations initiated by the employee during a month, while the “Quits Rate” is the number of quits during a month as a percent of total employment and can serve as a measure of the willingness or ability of workers to leave their jobs. The “Quits Rate” was 2.7 percent in August 2022.

Quits increased by 119,000 in accommodation and food services but decreased by 94,000 in professional and business services in August 2022. The JOLTS for September 2022 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, on the BLS website at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm.

“As record-breaking resignation numbers continue to rise in the United States, employers are wondering why their employees are so quick to quit their jobs and how to keep them from leaving,” ClearStar, a leading Human Resources (HR) technology company, noted in a blog titled “The Great Resignation of 2021.”

“Listening to employees and their desires for their careers is the first step to developing lasting relationships with them. The resignations could be a result of the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, low pay, and benefits, new job opportunities, or a mix of all of the above,” ClearStar suggested in the blog.

“An employer who accommodates their employees with remote work (if needed) and shows interest in trying to help them find something they enjoy doing in their job is likely to build a relationship with their employees that they are not so quick to abandon,” ClearStar concluded. The complete blog is available here.

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