The outlook on employment conditions among U.S. workers grew more positive in January as the Hudson Employment IndexSM, rose 2.6 points to 106.2. The upward move reflects greater optimism about personal finances, higher job satisfaction and fewer concerns about job cuts.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of American Investors say their personal investment portfolios are worth more today than they were a year ago. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 25% of Investors believe their portfolios declined in value.
During 2004, for the first time ever, the Rasmussen Consumer Index stayed above the 100 mark all year. The Index reached its all time high of 127.0 during the first week of the year, fell to a low of 104.6 in May, and closed the year at 114.2.
After undergoing a steady rise since June, the Hudson Employment Index (SM) declined to 106.9 in September, marking a two point decrease from its previous reading of 108.9. Its fall reflects a significant drop in employee confidence in the labor market in the last month.
The Hudson Employment Index (SM) continued its ascent in August to 108.9, marking a half-point increase from July and revealing another small, yet steady rise in employee confidence in the labor market.
Among U.S. workers who use computers on the job, an overwhelming majority (91 percent) believe that their employers provide them with the computers and technical tools they need to do their jobs effectively, according to a new national Hudson technology survey.
While 66% of U.S. workers believe that offshore outsourcing of jobs is bad for the U.S. economy, an overwhelming 84 percent believe it is not likely that their job could be moved to an offshore location.
Just 6% say it is very likely that their job could be sent overseas according to a national poll of 2,814 workers released by Hudson Global Resources. The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports.