Employee Confidence Rises
Report Reveals That More Workers Feel Secure in Their Current Positions, Fewer Likely to Make Job Change
A Look Inside the Report:
- Twenty-two percent of U.S. workers believe the economy is getting stronger, an increase of one percentage point from October.
- Fifty-nine percent of workers believe there are fewer jobs available, down from 60% who believed so last month.
- Sixty-two percent of workers are confident in the future of their current employer, a decrease of one percentage point from October.
- The amount of workers confident in their ability to find a new job increased in October, with 42% reporting confidence. This is a rise of two percentage points from the previous month.
- More workers believe that it is unlikely they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. Specifically, 73% believe it is unlikely versus 71% in October.
- Thirty-two percent of workers are likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months, representing an increase of three percentage points from the previous month.
- More women are confident in the future of their current employer. Specifically, 66% of women reported confidence versus 59% of men.
- Women are more likely to believe that there are fewer jobs available, with 62% indicating so. On the other hand, 56% of men share this outlook.
- Nearly half (46%) of workers ages 45-54 believe the economy is getting weaker, the highest among all age brackets.
- Workers ages 18-34 are the most likely among all age brackets to indicate a likelihood of making a job transition in the next 12 months, with 42% reporting a job change is likely.
- Workers earning $75K or greater were the most confident in their job security, with 81% reporting that it is not likely they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months.
- Forty-two percent of workers earning less than $35K are likely to make a job transition, the highest among all income brackets.