Record number of Americans quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities

Workers are quitting their jobs at a rate not seen since dotcom bubble

Workers are quitting their jobs at a rate not seen since dotcom bubble

Right now, many of us are sitting at our desks for our current job quietly hunting for a new job.

In May, the USA quit rate, or the proportion of workers quitting their jobs, reached the highest level since 2001. But there were only 6.1 million unemployed people.

And the majority of workers who voluntarily leave one job for another usually end up getting better pay or benefits.

Some 3.56 million workers left positions in May, the most in data back to 2000, and up from the prior month's 3.35 million, Labor Department data showed Tuesday.

Despite a tick down in the number of open jobs, there are still more open jobs than there are unemployed people-only the second time in two decades that has happened. Job switchers increased their earnings by 4.9%, compared to the 4.3% increase that people who stayed at their jobs saw, according to payroll service ADP.

So if you feel unsatisfied with your work today, know that there could be a better job out there for you to find tomorrow.