The massive changes in the U.S. workforce wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been called the “Great Resignation,” “Big Quit” and “Great Reset.” 

First observed in the beginning of 2021, the “Great Resignation” has been a nightmare for employers as they scramble for workers in a tight labor market. Workers, however, describe quitting as a path to better work-life balance, better pay and different working conditions. 

Lancaster County’s unemployment rate returned to pre-pandemic level in October but the labor market is still trying to recoup about 10,000 workers. 

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