The Great Resignation shows no signs of slowing down.
The number of Americans who quit their jobs rose to 4.4 million in September, marking another all-time high after hitting a record 4.3 million in August, according to the BLS job vacancy and workforce survey. At this level, 3% of employees gave up their jobs.
Economists say that when people feel comfortable about voluntarily quitting, it usually signals that they are confident they can find another job elsewhere.
Overall, the number of job vacancies and the number of Americans hardly changed from August to September, so that the labor market continues to experience significant fluctuation.
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The US economy had 10.4 million job openings at the end of September, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning.
Around 6.5 million people were hired in September, essentially unchanged from the previous month.
In health and social services, job vacancies rose by 141,000; 114,000 in state and local governments, without education; 51,000 in wholesale and 51,000 in information.
The number of job vacancies fell by 114,000 in state and local education; 104,000 in “Other services” and 65,000 in real estate, rental and leasing.
The number of people laid off or laid off in September remained unchanged at 1.4 million, representing 0.9% of the workforce.
In the last 12 months ended in September, U.S. employers hired 73.3 million workers and 67.7 million people left or lost their jobs. The economy has thus created 5.6 million jobs.
The BLS noted that these numbers may include people who were hired or left their jobs more than once in the past year.
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