In 2011, 48,242,000 people changed jobs. This includes turnovers including layoffs and discharges, quits, and other separations.
- Layoffs and discharges: 20,718,000
- Quits: 23,578,000
- Other separations: 3,943,000
This is out of 131,800,000 total workers, meaning 36.73% of the total working population changed jobs in 2011.
This information speaks to an inherent problem in B2B lead generation: contact data quality. With people constantly changing jobs, marketers must stay on top of data hygiene best practices, and when appropriate employ contact data cleansing solutions.
Source: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) from the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/data/