With employment up, more people are voluntarily leaving their jobs
More than 900,000 people quit their jobs in June, the highest number since 2016.
The Washington Post’s Heather Long was one of the first to spot an unexpected new trend in American unemployment. While the pandemic was not the productive period that many had hoped, it was an opportunity for a lot of people to reconsider what they wanted and expected from their jobs. And as Long wrote in May, that was leading to a “great reassessment of work in America.”