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A Record 4.4 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in September

  • U.S. job openings eased to 10.4 million, though still elevated
  • Quits rate rose to record 3%, underscoring labor market churn
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An unprecedented number of Americans quit their jobs in September, highlighting how persistent churn is undercutting employers’ efforts to fill a near-record level of vacancies.

A record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September, the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed Friday. Meanwhile, the number of available positions eased to 10.4 million.