career, economy, employment, unemployment

Voluntary resignations are on the rise—and that’s good news.

This is the week of employment stats.

Balancing out the not terribly positive news I posted on Monday: Millions of people are quitting their jobs every month. Nearly 2.4 Million people resigned their jobs in November 2013—over a Million more than at the height of the recession. 

At face value, this might not be viewed as positive. Here’s why it is: The number of people voluntarily resigning their positions is a positively correlated sign of consumer confidence. People resigning their jobs signals they have confidence in the economy (they have found another job or are confident they will quickly) and in their own financial situation that they are willing to take a risk on moving to a new role.

People are being more proactive rather than reactive with their career decisions—and that’s a very good thing.



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