The truth about ‘Great Resignation’ in the United States
According to the United States Bureau of Statistics, 4.5 million people resigned from their jobs in November 2021, a record figure in one month.
According to the agency, most of those who have resigned belong to the hotel and restaurant industry. In addition, large numbers of people, associated with the transport, warehousing, and utility sectors, have quit.
“Employees are leaving a record number of jobs,” Nick Bunker, director of research at the U.S.-based Indeed Hiring Lab, told media. The low-paid sectors have been directly affected by the Corona epidemic and most of the people in those sectors are resigning.
According to experts, this is because people are afraid that their careers could be jeopardized as a result of the Corona pandemic, thus they are abandoning these industries and shifting to others.
At the same time, the US economy’s strength indicates people’s confidence that they will have safer or better work than their current one since they have access to better jobs in other sectors.
The Corona crisis is having an especially negative impact on the hotel and food service industries. These two industries saw a fall in new employment creation, with 261,000 jobs lost.
Another aspect to consider is that these are industries with a considerable lot of less-educated employees, implying that the Corona epidemic in the United States, like in other countries, mostly affects the lower classes.
It’s also worth mentioning that this number has climbed dramatically after the surge of cases due to the corona virus’s Omicron variant.
According to Reuters, about one million infections of Corona were detected in the United States in a single day, setting a new record.
The latest spread of the coronavirus is expected to damage more jobs in the coming weeks.