Turnover Among House Staffers Worst in Decades: Report


Staff turnover in the House last year was the worst in decades, according to a report.

LegiStorm data shows House staffers quit their jobs at the highest rate in at least 20 years. Fifty-five percent more staffers left than in the preceding year.

According to the report, House Democrats had a more difficult time retaining staff than Republicans. Democrats lost staffers at a 24% higher rate than Republicans.

Two Republicans did lead the House in the highest turnover rates, as LegiStorm reported. Then-Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) lost staff at nearly five times the average for the House and Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.) lost staff at 3.5 times the average.

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