According to recent reports, Texas is on the verge of becoming the country’s “quitting capital.” According to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Jobs, Texas was slightly behind more populous California in terms of workers who quit in September.
Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released preliminary data for October, indicating that the increase in job resignations in Texas is gaining traction. With an estimated 455,000 Texans quitting their jobs in that month, the Lone Star State again led the nation to the number of people quitting their jobs.
The increase in the number of Texas workers departing their jobs voluntarily in October contrasts with early national data, which showed a slowdown in resigning in October after reaching all-time highs three times this year.
Employers, who have had unprecedented difficulty keeping their staff and attracting new talent this year, may not want to hear this, but according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers jobs, 65 percent of employees are searching for a new job. That’s a huge percentage. Think about that: two out of every three people you work with – trying to leave.
That number sounds high. But some of that could be “soft searching.” “They have long said that all of us in the workforce should always be at least kind of looking for new opportunities; making contacts and seeing what’s out there – because you never know what is around the corner.
According to the data, 41% of virtual assistant jobs want to change employment. Although this figure is lower than PwC’s, it is nonetheless excellent. And then they drop us off at the metro station. And their main conclusion is that local turnover will only go up in the first half of next year.
Is there an inverse pattern here? According to the BLS, the percentage of people who can work remotely has steadily declined as the number of people quitting has steadily increased.
Because of the pandemic, 35.4 percent of employees reported being able to work from home in May 2020. Because of the pandemic, that number had shrunk to just 11.6 percent by October of this year. That could be useful for employers who are looking for ways to keep their employees.