Many people leave their seats to devote time to caring for sick relatives, someone got sick himself
According to the US Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers in the United States left off in August alone (this is approximately 3% of the total work force in the country), which was a new record for the entire history of observations.
Analysts are sounding the alarm – the trend of mass layoffs in the United States has lasted for six months and there is not the slightest hope that it will change.
Experts do not undertake to accurately name the reasons for the layoffs, but they are sure that the overwhelming majority of them are directly related to the pandemic.
The results of surveys conducted by job search and recruiting services also give disappointing results – most Americans are thinking about quitting their jobs. Among workers in the service sector, the share of such people was 77%.
Many people leave their places to devote time to caring for sick relatives, someone fell ill himself, and some people simply do not want to go to work during a pandemic so as not to put themselves at risk of contracting coronavirus – and even an increase is not able to influence this situation. wages.
According to psychologists, voluntary unemployment is based on an existential component – when people come into ever closer contact with illness and death, day after day, they begin to stop and reconsider their lives.
Experts argue that the situation with unemployment against the background of the ongoing pandemic, the uncertainty of the Americans about the future and the shaky political situation, can have the most negative consequences for the country, in other words, the great America is sinking.