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48% Know Someone Who’s Quit Looking for Work in Bad Job Market

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Confidence in the U.S. job market remains near record lows for the year.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of American Adults think the job market is better than it was a year ago. That’s down three points from early August and the lowest finding since February. Forty-one percent (41%) think the job market is worse than it was this time last year, down slightly from the previous survey but only the second time this year that pessimism has climbed into the 40s.

Thirty-six percent (36%) say the employment picture is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 2012 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.

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