2020 caused countless headaches for business leaders in virtually every industry, but there was a silver lining: the skyrocketing unemployment rate meant the job market would become less competitive. Or so everyone thought. Prior to 2020, employers had been dealing with record-low unemployment rates, and as a result, high turnover. Cue the pandemic shutdown. Layoffs quickly mounted and the unemployment rate shot upwards. Typically, high unemployment rates coincide with an employer-driven job market, meaning lower turnover rates as employees cling to their current job and fight not to be laid off — but that’s not what happened in 2020.