Gallup Pegs American Job Security Satisfaction At New Highs

Workers are increasingly confident things are turning around

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Americans are feeling more secure in their jobs than they have since the dawn of the Great Recession. According to a new Gallup Poll, 58 percent of full- or part-time workers are completely satisfied with their job security. (You get a chance to vote at the end of this story.)

Gallup job security poll Meanwhile, here is a breakdown of satisfaction by job characteristic:

Gallup job satisfaction

How secure do you feel about keeping your job in 2014?
Very secure1 (33.3%)
Somewhat secure1 (33.3%)
Not secure1 (33.3%)

Workers' overall satisfaction with several specific aspects of their jobs, such as vacation time and their boss, increased between 2013 and 2014.

Last year, 54 percent of workers were completely satisfied with the amount of vacation time they receive. This increased by five percentage points to 59 percent in 2014.

In 2013, 56 percent were satisfied with their boss or immediate supervisor. In 2014, 60 percent are satisfied -- a four-point increase.

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Many of the polls taken do not reflect the underground sources of labor that wait on the sidelines. While thousands of non US citizens are hidden in employment statistics because of the clever tactics of the BLS thousand of Americans are ignored. When polls are done concerning employment they are no longer valid. Tensions will surely increase as millions of people get over on the those legally entitled to employment.

August 24 2014 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

With thousands being let go in the casinos, I suspect their departure will be met with retraining offers mainly to keep them from pushing the unemployment rate up in the state of NJ. Most people are unaware of the retraining side effects such as keeping you off the unemployment roles while you are in school. After you graduate you'll be thrusted back into the job market with an all too large group of other people looking for work. The polls don't survey how many people are undocumented or on expired visas, or on visas, nor do they count the chain immigrants that these other people bring into the country. Job seekers have more competition than the BLS or polls such as Gallup puts out.

August 24 2014 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Nobody else seems to want to post on this topic. After reviewing the ability of these sites to find employment many people have just got fed up with them. Since most employment available is through retail there is little reason to use other sites. The New York metro area is loaded with business concerned only with contractors instead of direct hires.

Before the housing bubble companies were contacting people with entirely unrelated resumes that were found Online. The mysterious companies were looking for people to attend their seminars on refinancing mortgages with no experience necessary. Need I say what happened to the economy? I knew then something was wrong. I was told they company would train a few months without pay but then you would be working for pay soon after. The catch was if you were let go for any reason such as a change in the housing market that you could not work in the industry for a year. Well the period after proved a disaster as the loans handed out to people were given out like candy and the housing market plunged. Most of the companies had to to be bailed out or sold to other companies.

I am glad I did not fall for the scheme because obviously most of people being hired were probably let go and would of been unknowingly involved in this scandal.

August 24 2014 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The low participation rate, the part time jobs, and the low wages speaks volumes about the real economy as can be seen in the statements of the US's largest retailer and their competitors. We must be headed for a relapse of the Great Recession. Europe is said to be headed into a Depression as stated on several cable business programs. The hight of the stock market has nothing to do with the job situation here because their looking over seas for most of their investments and tax breaks.

August 23 2014 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if they polled the people on HB1 visas because the American people I know don't believe it. Here in NJ the picture is very bad. A friend and his mother are both loosing their homes. Only part time temp jobs have been found in the last 2 1/2 years so the friend is on food stamps and his wife is working a low wage job.

The poll takers should read the BLS reports they might find the statistics leave much to be desired. No matter how you try to spin it ,the job market stinks.

August 23 2014 at 2:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The head of the Fed Janet Yellen does not believe it and neither do I.

August 23 2014 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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