Workforce Turnover Around the World

Insights to help you manage employee departures

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It's no secret that employee turnover is up in today’s hyper-competitive talent market. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a record-breaking 10.4 million open jobs remain unfilled as 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. While the number of vacancies in Canada is lower, the situation is just as bleak. Understanding what’s happening in your markets and how your turnover metrics compare is an important step to proactively identifying and addressing any issues.

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Forecast, prepare for, and manage the revolving door of employment

Workforce turnover presents a dilemma to all companies around the world. Some estimate that the cost of losing and replacing a single employee can equal more than twice that employee's salary, with costs increasing further based on the departing employee’s seniority. Be proactive with your talent retention and workforce planning efforts and explore information regarding voluntary and involuntary turnover across six career levels for over 100 markets.

Monitor voluntary and involuntary turnover

  • Voluntary and involuntary turnover by career level
  • Voluntary and involuntary turnover by industry
  • Hiring intentions for this year and next year
  • Hiring intentions by industry

14 Industries

  • Banking/finance
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer goods
  • Energy
  • High tech
  • Insurance/reinsurance
  • Life sciences
  • Logistics
  • Mining & metals
  • Other manufacturing
  • Other nonmanufacturing
  • Retail & wholesale
  • Services nonfinancial
  • Transportation equipment

Published: November 2021

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Available Markets


  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada*
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama 
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States* 
  • Uruguay

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • China-Beijing
  • China-Changsha
  • China-Changzhou
  • China-Chengdu
  • China-Chongqing
  • China-Dalian
  • China-Guangdong
  • China-Hangzhou-Ningbo
  • China-Nanjing
  • China-Qingdao
  • China-Shanghai 
  • China-Shenyang-Changchun
  • China-Suzhou-Kunshan
  • China-Tianjin
  • China-Wuhan
  • China-Wuxi
  • China-Xiamen-Fuzhou
  • China-Xi’an
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand 
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan

Middle East and Africa

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast 
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • South Africa 
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirate
  • Zambia
*Involuntary turnover data are not available for Canada and the United States.

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