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The Great Resignation gained traction after a decrease in October, with 4.5 million leaving their jobs in November according to recently released BLS data. This is a 370,000 increase from October. The quits rate increased to 3.0% and matched the series high set in September.

There were 10.6 million open jobs in November, a decrease of 529,000 from the previous month.

Where job openings increased

  • Finance and insurance (+83,000)
  • Federal government (+25,000)
  • State and local education (+17,000)
  • Transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+13,000)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (+5,000)

Where job openings decreased

  • Accommodation and food services (-261,000)
  • Construction (-110,000)
  • Professional and business services (-70,000)
  • Health care and social assistance (-67,000)
  • Nondurable goods manufacturing (-66,000)

Net employment increased over the past year – there were 74.5 million hires and 68.7 million separations (including quits, layoffs, discharges, and other separations), reflecting a total net employment gain of 5.9 million.