Most Still Know Someone Out of Work
Most Americans still know someone searching for a job, but it’s at an all-time low.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of American Adults know someone who is out of work and looking for a job, but that’s the lowest finding since regular Rasmussen Reports surveying began in 2010. That number didn’t even drop into the 60s until mid-2013. Half as many (31%) do not know anyone job-seeking, the first time that number has topped 30% ever. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2016 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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