More people than ever are leaving their jobs.
Whatever the cause, the rush of resignations is accelerating: A record 4.4 million people — about 3 percent of the nation’s workforce — quit in September, according to Labor Department data released Friday. It marked back-to-back records, coming off the 4.3 million recorded in August. What’s more, Gallup data shows, nearly half of American workers are actively searching for new opportunities.
Here’s what you need to know about the “Great Resignation” — and what to consider before joining in.