December 11, 2021
Actually, the Washington Post forgot to make this point in an article that told readers that 496 employees in Los Angeles public schools are going to be fired for failing to comply with a vaccine mandate. The article cites the school district as saying that nearly 99 percent of its employees complied with the mandate.
In assessing the importance of losing 496 employees over the mandate, it would have been useful to tell readers that 1.4 percent of employees in state and local education lose or leave their job in a typical month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey. This means that the number of employees who stand to be fired over the mandate is less than the number who would be fired or quit their job in a typical month.