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Georgia Job Resignation Rate Among Highest in Nation

Workers at a construction site.
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Workers at a construction site.

Georgia workers are leaving their jobs at one of the highest rates in the nation. That’s according to a recent report by the personal finance website WalletHub. Even in the face of high inflation, Georgians are joining millions around the nation quitting their jobs according to Analyst Jill Gonzalez.

Georgia's 3% rate is nearly double the rate for states at the bottom of the list. She says a surge in job openings has some employers struggling to fill positions. Gonzalez says it’s a lingering effect of covid-19.

Analysts say employers will have to offer better incentives when possible.

Georgia’s unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in April, compared to 3.4 percent nationwide.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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