More than three-fourths of U.S. millennial workers who quit their job doso because of minimal wage growth, according to a new study byErnst & Young in New York City. Nearly 9,700 full-time workersin eight nations participated in the online survey.

“Knowing that millennials and parents are under increasingpressure, we wanted to understand what employees seek in a job and why they quit,why they stay and how this differs by generation,” said KarynTwaronite, EY global diversity & inclusiveness officer.

The reasons why millennials quit vary from country to country.The top five reasons in the United States are:

  • Minimal wage growth (78%)

An employee's family situation is another important factor.Parents are more likely than non-parents to mention a lack ofopportunity to advance as a reason to quit, which shows continuedcareer ambition after having children. Parents also are more likelyto emphasize flexibility issues.

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