Nearly 50% of Workers Are Thinking of Quitting Their Jobs, Study Shows. Are You?

Nearly half of all workers are thinking of quitting their jobs in 2024, according to new research from Microsoft and LinkedIn. Here's why.

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Nearly half (46%) of working professionals say they are considering quitting their jobs this year, according to a new study from Microsoft and LinkedIn, which surveyed more than 30,000 people in 31 countries between February and March 2024. 

The trend is reminiscent of the “Great Resignation” of 2021 during year two of the pandemic, in which 40% of working professionals left their jobs.

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Kathryn Pomroy

For the past 18+ years, Kathryn has highlighted the humanity in personal finance by shaping stories that identify the opportunities and obstacles in managing a person's finances. All the same, she’ll jump on other equally important topics if needed. Kathryn graduated with a degree in Journalism and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Kiplinger in 2023 as a contributor.