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48% of Workers Predict Next Job Will Be Better Than Current Job

Monday, May 07, 2012

Despite last week’s disappointing government report on job creation, working Americans are more optimistic than they’ve been in years about their future employment opportunities. More workers than ever also say they’ll leave their current job on their own terms.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Employed Adults shows that 48% believe their next job will be better than their current job. Sixteen percent (16%) don’t think their next job will better, and 20% more plan on retiring after they leave their current post. Another 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 614 Employed Adults was conducted on May 3-4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 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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