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US Job Jumpers Reconsider and Quit Again Soon After

Says one recruiting agency: ‘We get a lot of people who come to us after two months, three months, even two weeks sometimes, and just say, ‘I made a mistake.’’

Laurel Camirand has changed jobs a few times in the pandemic and now works as a recruiter.

Laurel Camirand has changed jobs a few times in the pandemic and now works as a recruiter.

Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg

More Americans are quitting their jobs than ever in the US, and fewer are sticking around in their new positions.

Among workers who took a new job in 2021, the share who had been in their previous position for less than 12 months rose by 6.5% compared with a year earlier, data compiled by LinkedIn show.