Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Most Americans still know someone out of work and looking for a job, but they’re much less pessimistic about the current job market.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% of American Adults believe the job market today is better than it was a year ago. That's up six points from November but consistent with findings for much of the last year-and-a-half. Just as many (25%) think the job market’s worse than a year ago, but that’s down 13 points from November and the lowest level of pessimism in nearly four years of regular surveying. Forty-eight percent (48%) think the job market is about the same as it was a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 6-7, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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