Workforce Turnover Around the World

Although some turnover brings interruption, sometimes it’s beneficial for revitalizing or fine-tuning your workforce.

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Employee turnover can bring a mixed bag of positive and negative impacts. Although some turnover brings interruption to ongoing projects and costly recruiting, sometimes it’s beneficial for revitalizing or fine-tuning your workforce. In either case, it’s critical that you prepare for turnover so you can be proactive in taking the steps needed to retain your top talent.

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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 for previous calendar year
  • Voluntary and involuntary turnover by industry for previous calendar year
  • Hiring intentions for this year and next year
  • Hiring intentions by industry

Special bonus! Global online purchasers now have access to a preview of 2021 turnover rates for select markets. A full release will be available in November.

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 2020

Next Release: 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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  • Sub TitleAlthough some turnover brings interruption, sometimes it’s beneficial for revitalizing or fine-tuning your workforce.
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