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The Great Resignation
December 22, 2022
The Great Resignation
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August 2021 Infographic

Key Findings

  • 17.9 million people quit their jobs from January to May 2021
  • Percentage of workers whose positions became remote all or most of the time because of COVID19 say:
    • 40% Have more flexibility to choose their work hours
    • 29% Can better balance work and family responsibilities
    • 19% Are more satisfied with their job
  • Number of small business start-up applications by year:
    • 2017- 3.19 million
    • 2018- 3.49 million
    • 2019- 3.5 million
    • 2020- 4.35 million
  • 57 million gig workers contribute 1 trillion dollars to the economy annually
  • Percentage of remote workers:
    • 20% worked from home before the pandemic
    • 71% worked from home during the pandemic
    • 54% want to continue to work from home after the pandemic ends


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