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A hiring sign is posted i front of a Target store on February 05, 2021 in San Rafael, California. The U.S. added 49,000 jobs in January, beating analyst expectations and dropping the unemployment rate to 6.3 percent.

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs.

The Labor Department says to the Washington Post that some four-and-a-half million people left their jobs in November which is a new high. According to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the accommodation and food services industry led the way with the largest number of quits.

Losses in health care, social assistance, transportation and warehousing round out the top five. Meantime, the number of job openings fell to ten-point-six million in November, down from eleven million in October. That gives workers leverage to call some serious career shots.

Without pandemic relief benefits, one should ask why there is a mass exodus in the workplace? Toxic work environments? Low wages?

Source: Washington Post