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The Great Resignation is largely due to married workers, MarketWatch reported, citing data from Barclays. At the beginning of the pandemic, the workforce participation decline was mostly among unmarried workers, but by September 2020 that had changed. The researchers suspect that being in a dual-earner household provided married workers more flexibility to stay out of the workforce

At least for now. Barclay’s doesn’t expect the change to be permanent, and indeed we’ve already seen older workers who retired early due to the pandemic start to “unretire.”