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Gallup Poll Shows only 30% Americans Regard Current Time Favorable to Finding Quality Job

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Published on : Apr 28, 2014

According to a latest Gallup Poll, only about 30% Americans opine that the right time to land a quality job is now. On the other hand, the poll also shows that nearly 66% Americans feel that the current scenario is not the best of times to find a new quality job.

This indicates that though there have been gradual improvements in the job market and attitudes towards the same, optimism about job is certainly yet to reach its peak.

According to Gallup’s Frank Newport, the findings of the poll indicate that the path to a full economic recovery will likely be difficult.

Interestingly, the figure of 30% is also the highest ever recorded by a Gallup survey in this category since 2088, when the global economic recession had hit the markets hard. In 2011, just 8% Americans had opined that the year was the best time to find a job. This was the lowest percentage ever recorded in a Gallup poll about the right time to find a quality job. When the firm had first conducted a poll on this topic, asking whether the current time was considered good to land quality employment, it was back in the August of 2001. This was also the peak of the recession, and during that time, 39% Americans had responded in the affirmative.

According to Newport, views of Americans about the job market are improving. These improvements also resonate with the higher positive attitude that Americans now have about their personal finances. Workers’ perceptions of layoffs as well as hiring at the workplace have also seen an improvement.

The U.S. government earlier reported that the economy had added 192,000 jobs in March 2014.

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