Job Market Confidence Hits New Highs
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that 313,000 jobs were created in February and the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low. Though President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have some wondering what effect they’ll have on the job market, Americans are more confident than ever that things will only get better.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults think the job market is better than it was a year ago, up from 39% in November and the highest level of confidence in regular surveying since early 2010. Just 15% think the job market today is worse than it was a year ago, while 35% think it’s about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 11-12, 2018 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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