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American Wage Gains Seen Spurring Greater Job Mobility

More American employees may voluntarily quit their jobs this year as an increase in wages and openings boosts confidence in the labor market.

About 2.2 million U.S. workers resigned in December, a 7.4 percent increase from a year earlier, based on seasonally-adjusted data from the Department of Labor. These employees represent 53 percent of total separations, the highest since June 2008.