'I'm Outta Here!' Portrait Of A Quitter [Infographic]

employee happiness loyalty
employee happiness loyalty

The recent recession is perhaps most notable for the the toll it took on the nation's unemployment rate -- pushing it to highs not seen since the Reagan era. But the downturn also negatively affected how employees feel about jobs and employers.

Nearly a third of the 2,400 U.S. workers recently surveyed are seriously considering quitting their jobs, up sharply from 23 percent in 2005, according to a recent What's Working survey by workplace consultancy Mercer.