Most workers who recently quit jobs have regrets

Great Resignation: Most workers who recently quit jobs have regrets

  • Every month since June, more than 4 million workers – or 3% of total US employment – left their jobs, typically for new, higher-paying ones.
  • About one in five workers who quit during the past two years regret it, according to a Harris Poll survey for USA TODAY.
  • Just 26% of job switchers say they like their job enough to stay.

Quitting isn’t all it cracked up to be.

Most of the millions of Americans who quit jobs during the Great Resignation regret the move, do not like their new position enough to stay or are actively searching for a new gig, according to a Harris Poll survey for USA TODAY conducted March 18-20 .

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