Louisiana Nearly Leads Country In People Quitting Their Job
Apparently more and more citizens of Louisiana have bought into the mantra of the late country singer Johnny Paycheck and have already, or will soon, "Take This Job And Shove It."
According to new data we found in a piece from the HR Tech Experts at selectsoftwarereviews.com, Louisiana is the state with the third-highest job resignation rate.
This study reveals which states are experiencing the highest job resignation rates and only two states, Alaska and Montana, can top Louisiana.
In a release from Select Software Reviews, we learn that each state's ranking shows the average resignation rate for each state, which is the number of quits per month as a percentage of employment.
The study also looks at the average number of resignations per month. All the data has been gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, using the latest four months’ figures (July 2023 to October 2023).
Alaska takes the top spot for the state with the highest job resignation rate, with a rate of 3.55 - over 1.5 times the national average resignation rate of 2.30.
In second is Montana, with the second-highest resignation rate of 3.30. The study found that on average, 17,000 Montana workers left their occupations each month, with the quit rate being almost 1.5 times the national average.
Narrowly following with a resignation rate of 3.28 is Louisiana (tied with West Virginia). . Each month in the Bayou State an average of 64,000 people quit their jobs.
When asked about these startling findings, Phil Strazzulla, CEO of SelectSoftware Reviews said, “While the top ten states in the ranking do have a higher resignation rate than the national average, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that quit rates have decreased quite considerably since the shockingly high rates seen in 2020 and 2021. This could be due to job openings and hiring rates also being down; employees are aware that the job market has become more competitive, and they might not be able to find another position if they were to resign. Or it could be that the workplace is shifting in its attitude towards work-life balance by putting more of an emphasis on the wellbeing of their staff, meaning that employees are less burnt out and value their employment more. Whatever the reasons, it is reassuring to see that resignation rates are generally lowering.”