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PwC Study Says 65 Percent of U.S. Workers Looking for New Job

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Aug 20, 2021

A recent survey by PwC of 1,750 U.S. workers and executives has found that a comfortable majority are seeking out new jobs, Fortune reported. The sample of about 1,000 part- and full-time workers plus about 750 executives found that 65 percent of them are seeking new employment. The results represent a major increase from just a few months ago: In May, that figure was just 36 percent. Hispanic and Black employees are more likely to be looking—82 percent and 67 percent respectively—than white workers, about 57 percent of whom cited a desire for a new job. The two most common reasons are more money and better benefits, followed by career advancement and, finally, work flexibility. 

This survey aligns neatly with the results of another recent poll, which found that 22 percent of workers overall and about 30 percent of those under 40 are seeking a change not just in their jobs but in their careers. Young people have said that the pandemic forced them to examine their life choices and consider what was genuinely important, leading many to decide that life is too short to spend time in a job they dislike. This is especially so, given that the pandemic taught many that nothing is guaranteed and that circumstances can change in an instant.