Ky. Leads Nation In "Great Resignation"

Kentucky leads the nation with the largest increase of people quitting their jobs.

Dubbed the “great resignation”, the number of people leaving their jobs is making it tough for employers to manage demand.

Kentucky was one of fourteen states with an increase of employees quitting their jobs in August, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Around 84,000 Kentuckians quit their jobs in August. That number represents an increase of 26,000 people quitting work compared to July.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics includes employees who left voluntarily left their employment with exceptions for retirees and job transfers.

Kentucky isn’t alone. The increase of the “quit rate” was also found in Idaho, Iowa and South Dakota.