4.5 Million Americans Quit Their Job In November

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(CNN Business) – A record 4.5 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in November, bringing the resignation rate to 3%, matching the September high, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Workers especially quit their jobs in the hospitality sector, as well as in healthcare. The number of dropouts in transport, storage and public services also increased.

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Including layoffs and casualties, the total number of exits was 6.3 million.

Hotels and restaurants posted the largest increase in departures, as well as the largest decline in open jobs, according to the data.

The United States had 10.6 million jobs to fill in November, down slightly from just over 11 million jobs opened in October. Available jobs in the US peaked at 11.1 million last July.

Jobs in the finance and insurance sector, as well as in the federal government, increased in November.

Hiring barely changed, standing at 6.7 million.

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