The number of Americans who have quit their jobs since Joe Biden took the White House is sadly at record-breaking pace.
A record number of Americans have quit their jobs since 2021 – and the Great Resignation shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows how the trend unfolded, including the cumulative number of resignations since January 2021, and which industries have been most affected, according to an animated graph by Statista.
By November 2021, nearly 48 million Americans had quit their jobs, which is up from the previous record of 42 million resignations in 2019.
And according to the latest JOLTS report, 4.2 million Americans left their jobs in November 2022 alone, bringing the total for the year to 46.6 million.
The Great Resignation was brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, as tens of millions of Americans voluntarily left their jobs. Some of the reasons given were inflexible remote-work policies and a lack of benefits during an unprecedented time.
The number of resignations is shown below in a Statista Racing Bar animation.
Under President Trump Americans left their jobs because there was something better. Under Biden Americans left their jobs rather than take the COVID vaccine.