The number of Americans leaving their jobs is increasing

The number of Americans leaving their jobs is increasing

This is the answer for those wondering why the US is struggling to fill the vacancies. More and more workers in the United States are leaving their jobs. The fact that employees don’t all give up because they have a better offer worries them. Fear of the spread of the delta variant also prevents many unemployed people from making the effort to look for work.

According to data from the Ministry of Labor, while four million people left their jobs in July, the number rose to 4.3 million in August. At the same time, rent fell in August-September. In addition, the number of vacancies dropped to 10.4 million.

While the number of open positions increased by 62 percent last year, overall employment declined. Only about 1.94 thousand jobs were created in September, although the unemployment rate dropped from 5.2 to 4.8 percent.

With the increase in COVID-19 cases in August, many restaurant and hotel employees are dropping out, as are many employees at other retail and educational opportunities that require interaction with the public. Of course, the resources are not enough.

According to the Job Vacancy and Turnover Survey (JOLTS), total employment fell from 6.8 million in July to 6.3 million in August.

The number of employees leaving their jobs in the hospitality industry has nearly doubled.

The maximum number of laid-off workers resides in the South and Midwest of the United States, where the number of COVID-19 cases was the highest.

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