Most workers who have recently left their job regret


Big quit: most workers who recently left their jobs have regrets

  • Every month since June, more than 4 million workers — or 3% of total U.S. employment — have quit their jobs, usually for new, better-paying jobs.
  • About one in five workers who quit in the past two years regret it, according to a Harris Poll survey for USA TODAY.
  • Only 26% of people who change jobs say they like their job enough to stay there.

Quitting smoking isn’t all it’s supposed to be.

Most of the millions of Americans who quit their jobs during the Great Resignation regret the decision, don’t like their new job enough to stay, or are looking for a new job, according to a Harris Poll for USA TODAY March 18-20.

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