A record number of workers are quitting their jobs, supporting the idea that America is undergoing a “Great Resignation.”
Workers are voluntarily leaving workplaces that don’t seem to serve them, and the resignations are highest in sectors like hotels and restaurants, according to a federal report released Tuesday. From July to August, the rate of people quitting increased by 2.9%, representing 242,000 more people. Of this number, 157,000 were from hotels and restaurants. Overall, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August.