There are many reasons people stop working. Use your own words to describe why you stopped. Here are some examples:

  • "I'm a teacher and school was over for the year. By the end of the summer I was too sick to go back to work."
  • "I did seasonal work."
  • "I stopped working to raise my children."
  • "I sold my business and retired."
  • "I was laid-off."
  • "I got fired."