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A Record 4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November

  • Vacancies decreased but remain elevated at 10.6 million
  • Quits exceeded 1 million in leisure and hospitality alone
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4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in November
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A record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November while openings remained elevated, highlighting persistent churn in the labor market.

The increase in departures was broad across industries and pushed the quits rate up to 3%, matching the most in data back to 2000. Meanwhile, the number of available positions fell to 10.6 million from an upwardly revised 11.1 million in October, the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed Tuesday.