HONOLULU (KHON2) — There has been a surge in job openings as the economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and some employers are still left struggling with a staffing shortage. As a result, workers have a lot of leverage.

Last year, Americans were quitting their jobs at record rates during the so-called “Great Resignation,” with a recent study finding that many left because they felt underappreciated among other factors. On Thursday, WalletHub released its report on 2022’s States With the Highest Job Resignation Rates.

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The study ranked the 50 states — and the District of Columbia — based on how frequently people are leaving their places of employment.

States With the Highest Job Resignation Rates

Rank StateResignation Rate (Latest Month) Resignation Rate (Last 12 Months) 
1Alaska3.50%3.98%
2South Carolina3.80%3.28%
3Georgia3.60%3.66%
4Delaware3.80%3.13%
5Kentucky3.50%3.43%
6Mississippi3.50%3.39%
7West Virginia3.50%3.26%
8Arizona3.50%3.21%
9Tennessee3.50%3.13%
10Hawaii3.20%3.41%

Hawaii Job Resignation Stats

  • Resignation rate during the latest month: 3.20%
     
  • Resignation rate in the past 12 months: 3.41%
     
  • Overall rank: 10th highest in the country

Among the states with the lowest job resignation rates are New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Washington, New Jersey, California and Wisconsin.

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Data used to create this ranking were obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.