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Report: Teachers quitting at record rate

(CNN) – Teachers and public education employees are quitting at record levels.

That’s according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal citing Labor Department data.

The Journal reports that public education workers left their jobs at an average rate of 83 per 10,000 per month through October of this year. According to the paper, that’s the fastest rate ever recorded since the Labor Department began tracking the numbers in 2011.

There are various reasons for the trend: Unemployment is down so some teachers are looking for better-paying jobs. Others are upset with a lack of resources and community support.

Even with the increase, teachers are still quitting at a slower rate than workers in other professions.