There are no signs that the Great Resignation is slowing.

The number of Americans quitting their jobs edged up to 4.4 million in September, marking another all-time high after notching a record 4.3 million in August, according to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey. This level saw 3% of employees leave their job.

According to economists, when someone is comfortable quitting voluntarily, this usually means that they feel confident that they will find another job.

The number of jobs and Americans leaving their positions didn’t significantly change from August to September. This means that the labor market is still experiencing significant turnover.

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the U.S. had 10.4 millions job opportunities at the end of September according to Friday’s morning release.

In September, approximately 6.5 million people were employed. This is essentially the same as in August.

Job openings increased 141,000 in health care and social assistance; 114,000 in state and local government, excluding education; 51,000 in wholesale trade and 51,000 in information.

Job openings declined 114,000 in state and local government education; 104,000 in “other services” and 65,000 in real estate, rental and leasing.

At 0.9%, September saw 1.4 Million people fired or laid off.

The U.S. has added 73.3 Million workers in the last 12 months, while 67.7 millions people lost or were laid off over these twelve months. The economy added 5.6million jobs.

According to the BLS, those numbers could include employees who were hired or fired more than once in the past year.

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Source: USAToday.com

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