Most Workers Don’t Expect Wage Increases
American workers are now less optimistic they’ll get a raise soon, but most plan to hold on to the job they’ve got.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 39% of American Adults who work full-time believe they will be earning more money a year from today. That’s down from a peak of 54% in 2018, and the lowest finding since 2013. Seventeen percent (17%) of full-time workers expect they’ll be earning less a year from now, while 38% expect their wages to remain the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on January 12-13, 2022 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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