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Employee Confidence in First Quarter at Near Record Highs and Up Significantly Since 2009


As America prepares for the 2016 Presidential election amid recent market turmoil, Glassdoor’s Q1 16 Employment Confidence Survey conducted online by Harris Poll among 2,015 American adults ages 18+, reveals that employee confidence in the first quarter around the job market, job security, pay raises and future business outlook is strong, and significantly above employee sentiment in early 2009 when the country entered the Great Recession. The Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey monitors four key indicators of employee confidence: job market optimism/re-hire probability, pay raise expectations, job security and business outlook.

Job Market Confidence Near Peak Level: More than half (53%) of American employees (including those self-employed) believe if they lost their job they would be able to find a new job matched to their experience and current compensation levels in the next six months. This reveals the second-highest confidence in the U.S. job market since Glassdoor began its survey in 2009, up 14 percentage points from 39 percent in the first quarter 2009. Job market confidence is down one percentage point from the third-quarter 2015 (54 percent).



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