48 million Americans quit in 2021. Some wanted to work from home or make more money, others didn't have childcare or they lacked a sense of purpose.
Many people who were part of a record year of Americans quitting in 2021 now have jobs with better perks, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
Yes, there are a lot of open jobs right now. But it's a little more complicated than people just not wanting to work.
Most workers who quit their jobs in the last year say it's boosted their quality of life, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
About 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in January. While that's down from December's total, it extends a streak of extraordinarily high walkouts.
Giving employees time to refresh is important because many can't afford to take time off between jobs, said SevenRooms' head of people, Paul McCarthy.
"People don't want to settle for toxic work atmospheres," one worker told Insider. "I'm so proud I'm one of the people who chose not to anymore."
The United States added more jobs in 2021 than any year in history, but most Americans think the US either lost jobs or gained the usual amount.
"There's more to life than work," an employee who left their job told Insider. "I know my worth. I hope other people can see how valuable they are."
"When you live through two of the worst years of your life, you become deeply in touch with your priorities," a travel-industry employee told Insider.
December marked the ninth straight month of more than 4 million walkouts. Quitting accelerated the most in Alaska and Virginia.
A survey from Comparably highlights whether news and conversations about the Great Resignation are impacting other workers.
Gusto economist Luke Pardue told Insider "every time schools close, childcare needs rise, women are forced to take that step back."
40% of Black-owned businesses tanked in April 2020, but they've since rebounded, currently about 30% above pre-pandemic levels, says Wells Fargo.
Sana quit her job for greener pastures; she said it was "empowering." Her story is evidence that the Great Resignation is more of a Great Reshuffle.
Rising prices, shortages, work, childcare, and canceled vacations: Everything sucks, and Americans are tired of it.
In 2021, wages skyrocketed as businesses fought to keep and attract staff. It's a trend that's already crept into 2022.
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