Because of hiring booms in the late 70's and early 80's there are a lot of retirements right now, especially with all the attacks on pension benefits. People who have reached that magic age are bailing out before they lose benefits.
I doubt there are a lot of people just quitting. Some agencies laid people off or had hiring freezes, but they are starting to hire again.
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