About 467,000 new jobs were also added in the past week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Some 10.6 million jobs are currently available in the U.S., but with only 6.3 million currently unemployed workers, the gap between job openings and the number of available workers has never been higher.
"You guys really ought to read the contracts you have us sign. Pretty wild stuff in there," the contractor said.
California's jobless rate decreased 2.8 percent over the past year, adding 50,700 jobs during the month of December.
Several Republican lawmakers introduced legislation proposing numerous other changes and restrictions to the state's unemployment benefits program.
The Labor Department reported that 199,000 jobs were added in December, while 651,000 more people said that they were employed in December compared to November.
"Lots of quits means stronger worker bargaining power, which will likely feed into strong wage gains,'' one researcher said.
No matter how bad your job is, be thankful you don't have to work under some of these truly awful managers.
Said one senior analyst: "With so much uncertainty now and the high level of concern about the Omicron variant, we'll take stability when we can get it."
Despite the large number, the Unemployment Insurance Agency also helped prevent more insurance fraud claims from being filled than ever before.
The Secret Service announced almost $100 billion had been stolen from pandemic relief programs and it has over 900 active pandemic fraud investigations.
The poll found 40 percent of adults in the U.S. describe the current economic conditions in the country as fair; 42 percent called economic conditions "poor."
"At a time of record job growth, additional H-2B visas will help to fuel our Nation's historic economic recovery," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said.
"Don't let anyone make you feel guilty for accepting a better job offer," the Redditor wrote in the now-viral post.
From 2019 to 2020, the unemployment rate of actors jumped from nearly 25 percent to more than 52 percent, according to the National Endowment for the Arts.
"Whoever wrote that sign does not value other human beings," said one commenter.
The mortgage lender startup's Trustpilot page received numerous one-star reviews after workers were fired over a brief, one-way video call.
Ron Klain called a drop in unemployment "the biggest difference between Thanksgiving 2020 and Thanksgiving 2021."
The shift could signal that the U.S. job market is bouncing back from when the COVID-19 pandemic slammed the economy last year and many people lost work.
Conservative Kansas legislators added a proposal to a religious exemption bill that would make vaccine-refusing workers eligible for unemployment benefits.
The October job gains in the country's most populous state made up 18.2 percent of the total jobs added throughout the nation.
A Michigan state audit found that the Unemployment Insurance Agency Office had overpaid $3.9 billion for the 5.4 million residents who sought COVID relief.
A majority of states have a ratio of job openings to unemployed workers that is now higher than it was before the pandemic.
"It's clear that additional oversight and assistance is needed," Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission leader Lauren Axselle said.
The nation's unemployment rate edged downward from 4.8 percent to 4.6 percent last month.
Feeding America's food banks provided a record amount of 6.6 billion meals between July of 2020 and June of 2021, up from 5.2 billion the previous year.
"Policymakers were pinning too many hopes on ending unemployment insurance as a labor market boost," said Fiona Greig, of JPMorgan Chase Institute.
After quitting their job the worker claimed: "I may not have health insurance, but I feel so free!"
Labor Department data shows that hiring has slowed in the past two months while the number of available jobs are at near-record levels.