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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Americans' confidence in employment prospects is soaring as the labor market tightens. The latest proof: A record number are voluntarily quitting to seek better jobs. Some 3.56 million workers left positions in May, the most in data back to 2000, and up from the prior month's 3.35 million, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. That pushed up the quits rate, which measures quitters as a share of employed people, to a 17-year high of 2.4 percent from 2.3 percent. With more workers feeling assured of finding better employment, sustained wage gains may soon follow.

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Running a massive deficit will do that for you.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-07-10 12:38 PM | Reply

Don't let Trump make you sad. Get your money and your job of choice. In a few years everything will be set right again.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-10 02:17 PM | Reply

Exciting to have a President that give a crap about the economy. Obama clearly cared more about his ACA.

HOPEFULLY President Trump cares about more than just that.

Hopefully our country does too.

Or Trump wins in 2020.

#3 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2018-07-10 02:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hmmmm. Pretty sure that's not the takeaway Bro.

It's a temporary peak.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-07-10 03:01 PM | Reply


@#3 ... Obama clearly cared more about his ACA. ...

I don't know about that.

Unemployment dropped pretty drastically under fmr Pres Obama.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-10 03:17 PM | Reply

Gee what happened when the bottom was falling out of the chart? What turned it around? Hmmmm. Was there a newly elected president about that time? Hmmmmm. Giving Trump Credit is like saying the guy who came into the game and got a base hit in the top of the ninth diving in the 27th run in a 27-0 game gets credit for the win and not the other guy who has hit a home run in every at-bat for the whole game.

THANKS OBAMA

Hope Trump doesn't reverse all the gains we made

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-07-10 03:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Is the assumption that when someone leaves a job that it's to go find another one?

I've never done that in my life. I've always had another job when I resigned.

Couldn't the article be titled "record number of Americans getting a better job"?

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-10 03:43 PM | Reply

this thread reminds me of the time the usual DR ------------ were crowing on about new record home ownership

"Ownership Society" they cock-a-doodle-dood

look how well that turned out!

Just goes to show that todays "conservative" is incapable of learning anything and are receptive to the same gags, over and over again

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-07-10 03:45 PM | Reply

Damn, that is what happens when there is a shortage of skilled labor. The skilled can leave for better pay.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-10 03:50 PM | Reply

"there is a shortage of skilled labor"

the article doesn't mention the word "skill". not even once, stupid.

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-07-10 03:56 PM | Reply

"The skilled can leave for better pay."

well, certainly anybody with even a small amount of common sense can conclude the better paying job likely requires more skill.

That is if they aren't a filthy drunken douchebag trolling on the internets.....

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-10 04:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gee. Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age. Who would imagine they would quit their jobs?

#12 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-07-10 04:28 PM | Reply

12

would retiring people be captured this way......as a "quit" or is retirement intended to be captured under a different classification?

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-10 04:41 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Sniper

It isn't about skilled labor - labor of ALL sorts is doing it. But yes it's nice to recognize there is a shortage of skilled labor. I posted a highly skilled job 2 weeks ago and had 40 resumes in a heartbeat. It was an interesting mix - totally unqualified, just about right and you are so over skilled why did you apply for this?

#14 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-10 05:03 PM | Reply

How liberals saved California...

www.youtube.com

#15 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-07-10 05:07 PM | Reply

Who quits their job without already having another.

Why low skilled service workers and ditch diggers, that's who

This is what the usuals are ululating about, peanuts for peanut heads

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-07-10 05:23 PM | Reply

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses

It's probably mostly true but frankly, I know some pretty high up people that have done it.

A friend of mine who was VP level in a Fortune 500 company did it and hasn't worked in about 5 years now... He's thinking about going back now. Another friend quit, traveled for two years then started his own business. etc.

There are a lot of people that finally have enough or do it for family too. One professional skilled woman I interviewed today quit to work on helping her son get straightened around in school and they lived of a single income for a time.

And with millennials? It happens ALL the time. They save up quit and go do things, find a new job work for a while, etc.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-10 05:47 PM | Reply

Running a massive deficit will do that for you.

#1 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2018-07-10 12:38 PM | FLAG: GOT THAT RIGHT

It worked for pig brain Reagan.. they named an airpot after that useless pos

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-07-10 09:19 PM | Reply

Giving Trump Credit is like saying the guy who came into the game and got a base hit in the top of the ninth diving in the 27th run in a 27-0 game gets credit for the win and not the other guy who has hit a home run in every at-bat for the whole game.

Trump has spent his entire life saying he hit his home run when in fact he was born 75% of the way from 3rd to home plate.

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-11 10:31 AM | Reply

Gee. Baby Boomers are reaching retirement age. Who would imagine they would quit their jobs?

#12 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2018-07-10 04:28 PM | FLAG:

Quitting vs retiring are interesting differences. However when you see labor participation rate around the all time low it is clear that many people are retiring. Of course the same people who said Obama's U/E was a lie because of the participation rate say Dotard's U/E rate is great with the same rate.

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2018-07-11 10:35 AM | Reply

It worked for pig brain Reagan.. they named an airpot after that useless pos

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite

And then there was the king of spending.......... SFB o'bummer.

#21 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-07-11 10:58 AM | Reply

And then there was the king of spending.......... SFB o'bummer.

#21 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Here's our major spending initiatives the last 20 years.

• Two Bush Tax Cuts = $6.6 trillion (2001, 2003)
• Medicare Part D = $1 trillion (2003)
• Iraq/Afghanistan Wars = $7 trillion (2003 - 2018)
• Wall Street Bank Bailout = $12.8 trillion (2008)
• Obama Stimulus = $1 trillion (2009)
• Trump/GOP Tax Cuts = $1.5 trillion (2017)

Almost $30 trillion since 2001.

And if your retort is Obamacare, the ACA was paid for ...

How Congress paid for Obamacare (in two charts)
www.washingtonpost.com

#22 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-07-11 11:27 AM | Reply

the article doesn't mention the word "skill". not even once, stupid.

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses

why do you think people can quit their jobs in the first place? It's because they can command better salaries and jobs elsewhere..

But you are of the idiot thinking that everyone should start at $50 an hour no matter what the skill, right ignorant liberal?

#23 | Posted by boaz at 2018-07-11 11:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've never been a fan of Trump, but you can't discredit his influence on society, whether it's good or bad. You can't on one hand blame Trump for a rise in racism or overall nastiness without at the same time giving him credit for the positives. And there have been at least a few un precedented positives.

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-07-11 11:47 AM | Reply

there have been at least a few un precedented positives.

Do tell.

What are these positive(s)?

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-11 11:49 AM | Reply

I just quit my job. Going back to work I formerly did, at almost twice what I make now. Gotta relocate, but my family is in a life place where we can.

#26 | Posted by catdog at 2018-07-11 12:18 PM | Reply

"What are these positive(s)?"

The dialogue with North Korea is something that I never expected to see. I don't think anybody did. The expectation was that they would talk once a nuke or two had been dropped on them, or they had invaded and captured Seoul, or something along those lines.

#27 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-07-11 12:33 PM | Reply

The dialogue with North Korea is something that I never expected to see.

The Kims have been begging for recognition from several past presidents and have agreed to different nuclear agreements in the past.

Trump getting a photo op and begging for the noble peace prize isn't something for the positive column.

Try again?

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-11 12:40 PM | Reply

"The dialogue with North Korea is something that I never expected to see. I don't think anybody did. "

Could say the same for Neville.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-11 12:52 PM | Reply

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