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It’s Getting Harder to Switch Jobs as Labor Market Shows Cracks

A new study from the Harris Poll shows workers regret not starting their searches sooner as leverage moves away from employees.

A "Now Hiring" sign at Gerrity's Supermarket in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

A "Now Hiring" sign at Gerrity's Supermarket in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Photographer: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

US workers are having a harder time switching jobs than they expected. 

That’s the takeaway from a new Harris Poll study that examined job seekers’ recent experiences with the labor market, which is still strong but starting to show cracks. More than 70% of those looking for a new role said it was more difficult than they had anticipated.