Record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September

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from New York Post,

A record number of Americans quit their jobs in September as the so-called Great Resignation gained steam, the feds announced Friday.

A whopping 4.43 million people handed in their resignation letters two months ago, the most on record dating back to December 2000 — and 164,000 more than in August, the Labor Department said in its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

The so-called quits rate — or the number of workers who resigned as a percent of total employment — increased to a record-high 3 percent in the month.

Resigning employees were led by workers in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry, as well as those in state and local government education, according to the federal data.

At the same time, hiring slowed slightly — down to 6.46 million from 6.5 million in August, according to revised figures released Friday.

However, the total number of available jobs remained near record levels, at 10.44 million — down slightly from 10.63 million in August but nearly 58 percent higher than the same period last year.

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