American Workers Are Staying Put The Great Resignation is in the rearview mirror. What was it all about, anyway?

Following a phase of heightened job transitions termed the "Great Resignation," recent data reveals a return to typical quit rates among American workers. The phenomenon was somewhat misleading, as individuals were not exiting the workforce but rather seeking improved opportunities.
 The inflated quit rates reflected a significant job-switching trend, driven by optimism and the pursuit of better prospects. During this period, workers wielded substantial bargaining power, prompting employers to entice them with enhanced benefits and increased wages. This resulted in a surge of quits relative to layoffs and firings, substantially altering the labor market's dynamics. 
However, the current landscape depicts a more restrained environment, with both workers and employers exercising caution amid economic uncertainties. Hiring has tapered off, and companies are adopting a wait-and-see approach in anticipation of potential economic adjustments. As the labor market undergoes this transition, economists are observing a waning inclination to coin distinctive labels for prevailing economic circumstances.  

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