Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers.
So we’re all pretty much back to the office these days (some of us more than others), and millions of Americans are still walking off the job in droves — to the tune of a record 4.5 million in March, CNBC reported in May, citing U.S. Labor Department data.
With the job market still red-hot (though inflation is cutting into wage gains), workers are still feeling the freedom to quit — knowing it won’t take long before they find a new gig.
With that in mind, the wonks at the financial literacy site WalletHub ran the numbers on the states with the highest and lowest job resignation rates.
Below, a look at the Top 5 states with the highest and lowest resignation rates, and where Pennsylvania falls on the national scale.
The Top 5 Highest States:
1. Alaska (4.70 percent for the latest month; 4.18 percent for the last 12 months)
2. Montana (4 percent for the latest month; 3.69 percent for the last 12 months)
3. Wyoming (4 percent for the latest month; 3.66 percent for the last 12 months)
4. Florida (4.2 percent for the latest month; 3.35 percent for the last 12 months)
5. Georgia (3.7 percent for the latest month; 3.86 percent for the last 12 months).
The Top 5 Lowest States:
1. Washington D.C. (1.8 percent for the latest month; 1.93 percent for the last 12 months)
2. Massachusetts (1.7 percent for the latest month; 2.13 percent for the last 12 months)
3. New York (1.9 percent for the latest month; 1.96 percent for the last 12 months)
4. Connecticut (1.9 percent for the latest month; 2.29 percent for the last 12 months)
5. Washington State (2.1 percent for the latest month; 2.47 percent for the last 12 months)
Pennsylvania finished 41st out of the 50 states and Washington D.C, with a resignation rate of 2.6 percent for the most recent month, and 2.23 percent for the last 12 months, according to the WalletHub analysis.
But workers should enjoy the flexibility while it lasts, one expert told WalletHub’s analysts.
“I think that it will be irrelevant within a few months because we are surely entering a recession,” Rutgers University economist Jennifer Hunt told WalletHub. “The lower labor supply will not be noticeable with the big decline in labor demand that is approaching. So, we shall see again in a year and a half or so in the next upturn what labor supply looks like.”
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