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More Americans quit jobs, a sign of confidence

Wednesday - 6/12/2013, 6:32am  ET

In this Thursday, June 6, 2013, photo, job seekers inquire for positions at the 12th annual Mission career fair in the skid raw area of Los Angeles. More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday, June 11, 2013, that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. That's just below February's level, which was the highest in 4 ½ years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans are quitting their jobs, suggesting many are growing more confident in the job market.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of people who quit their jobs in April jumped 7.2 percent to 2.25 million. That's just below February's level, which was the highest in 4
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