Are We Switching Jobs More Often?

Employees may be switching jobs more often, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BLS said that the median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.2 years in January 2016, down from 4.6 years in January 2014.

This may be a good thing – indicating that people now have more confidence to leave their jobs and find better ones.

During hard times, people stay with a job even when they’re not happy with it. After all, a job is a job.

When the economy improves, people become bolder about leaving their jobs and trying something new.

So, this data tracks with other indications that the job market is a lot healthier now than it was even a few years ago. We’ll see if the trend continues when the new jobs numbers are published this week.

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