The number of job quits in the United States rose by 126,000 from a month earlier to 4.17 million in November 2022. That is below record peaks of roughly 4.6 million quits late last year, but is still historically high, which could force businesses to pay more to keep their workers. Quits increased in health care and social assistance (+82,000); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+73,000); and information (+19,000). The so-called quits rate, which measures voluntary job leavers as a share of total employment, edged up to 2.7 percent in November from 2.6 percent in October, but was still down from a record high of 3.0 percent seen at the end of 2021. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Quits in the United States averaged 2772.05 Thousand from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 4510.00 Thousand in November of 2021 and a record low of 1555.00 Thousand in August of 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for the United States Job Quits. United States Job Quits - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

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United States Job Quits



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-30 03:00 PM Oct 4.026M 4.060M 4.05M
2023-01-04 03:00 PM Nov 4.173M 4.047M 4.01M
2023-02-01 03:00 PM Dec 4.173M 4.19M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 percent Dec 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 223.00 256.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Employed Persons 159244.00 158527.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Unemployed Persons 5722.00 6000.00 Thousand Dec 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.20 percent Dec 2022
Job Offers 10458.00 10512.00 Thousand Nov 2022
Job Quits Rate 2.70 2.60 Percent Nov 2022
Employment Rate 60.10 59.90 percent Dec 2022

United States Job Quits
In the United States, job quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. The quits rate is computed by dividing the number of quits by employment and multiplying that quotient by 100.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4173.00 4047.00 4510.00 1555.00 2000 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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US Job Quits Rise in November
The number of job quits in the United States rose by 126,000 from a month earlier to 4.17 million in November 2022. That is below record peaks of roughly 4.6 million quits late last year, but is still historically high, which could force businesses to pay more to keep their workers. Quits increased in health care and social assistance (+82,000); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+73,000); and information (+19,000). The so-called quits rate, which measures voluntary job leavers as a share of total employment, edged up to 2.7 percent in November from 2.6 percent in October, but was still down from a record high of 3.0 percent seen at the end of 2021.
2023-01-04
US Job Quits Lowest since May 2021
The number of job quits in the United States declined to 4.026 million in October of 2022, the lowest since May of 2021. In October, quits decreased in information (-29,000). The so-called quits rate, which measures voluntary job leavers as a share of total employment, was 2.6 percent, down from 2.7 percent in each of the three previous months and also the lowest since May of 2021.
2022-11-30
US Job Quits Fall in September
The number of job quits in the United States declined by 123,000 from a month earlier to 4.06 million in September 2022. Quits decreased in construction (-56,000); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-35,000); and durable goods manufacturing (-28,000). Quits increased in state and local government, excluding education (+15,000). The so-called quits rate, which measures voluntary job leavers as a share of total employment, was 2.7 percent for the third month in a row, slightly down from a record high of 3.0 percent seen at the end of 2021.
2022-11-01