Are American Employees Happy With the Economy?
Employee confidence in business and the economy continued to climb in August, according to the Randstad Employee Confidence Index. The report — based off a sample of 1,073 employed adults in the United States — showed that there was widespread optimism among workers for both the macro-economy and individual employers.
The headline confidence index climbed 1.7 points on the month to 58, its highest reading of the year. Confidence in the overall economy improved dramatically — 3 full points — but remained below 50 at 47.3. Confidence in one’s personal position edged up to 68.7.
“The August numbers were notably strong and continue the positive trend we have seen over the past few months, starting in April when confidence figures reached pre-recession highs,” Jim Link, managing director of Randstad U.S., said in the report. “This is significant as we seldom see a scenario where nearly all indices indicate an improved outlook.”