Americans See Tough but Improving Job Market

Americans See Tough but Improving Job Market

While the majority of Americans continue to believe it is a “bad time to find a quality job,” the 25% saying it is a “good time” is the highest Gallup has measured since March 2008.

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Americans have been very negative about the job market since the recession began and the U.S. unemployment rate climbed. From 2009 through 2011, an average of 11% of Americans said it was a good time to find a quality job. Those sentiments generally improved in 2012, including a 24% reading in November, one percentage point below the current level.

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