The ‘great resignation’ continues, especially in these areas

Anchorage, Alaska skyline with the Chugach Mountains in the background.
Anchorage, Alaska skyline with the Chugach Mountains in the background. Photo credit Getty Images
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While major tech corporations Microsoft and Google each announced thousands of layoffs this week and inflation is still higher than a year ago, Americans have been quitting their jobs “at record rates” according to WalletHub.

This trend has been called “the great resignation” and WalletHub said it continues with “millions of Americans,” quitting their jobs each month. Some states have especially high numbers of resignations, according to research released Friday from the personal finance website.

Here are the 10 places in the U.S. where people have been leaving their jobs the most:

1. Alaska

2. Wyoming

3. Montana

4. Louisiana

5. Delaware

6. West Virginia

7. Tennessee

8. Kentucky

9. Georgia

10. Oklahoma

Here are the top 10 places in the U.S. where people are quitting their jobs the least:

1. New York

2. Pennsylvania

3. New Jersey

4. District of Columbia

5. Massachusetts

6. Connecticut

7. Hawaii

8. Rhode Island

9. California

10. Wisconsin

“To rank the states and the District of Columbia, WalletHub considered the rate at which people quit their jobs in both the latest month and the last 12 months,” said the site. “We then used these metrics to rank-order the resignation rates from highest to lowest.”

A full ranking of all 50 states and D.C. can be found here.

Even as people continue to quit their jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month that “total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in December, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5% .”

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