More than half a million health care workers quit their jobs in August, according to a new report from the Labor Department.
The report, known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed that about 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August–the highest on record since December 2000.
About 534,000 health care workers quit their jobs in August, up from about 404,000 during the same month in 2020.
The numbers suggest health care workers handed in their resignations in droves–fueling ongoing concerns of staffing shortages–as the highly contagious Delta variant caused COVID-19 hospitalizations to soar across the U.S. over the summer.
Record-high numbers of Americans working in other public-facing roles also quit their jobs as coronavirus cases surged.
They’re suggesting they quit because they were afraid of catching covid. Note that they will not even hint at the live possibility that they quit because of covid mandates.