Poll: 9 in 10 Workers 'Satisfied' With Job Security

By Michael W. Chapman | September 12, 2018 | 1:42 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) -- A new survey shows that 9 out 10 American workers are "satisfied" with their job security and that 63% of workers are "completely satisfied" with their job security.

In the survey, Gallup asked workers if they were "worried about being laid off" and if they were "completely satisfied with job security." Sixty-three percent said they were "completely satisfied with job security" and 18% said they were "worried about being laid off."

"Currently, in addition to the 63% of workers who say they are completely satisfied with their job security, another 27% are 'somewhat' satisfied, leaving about one in 10 who are dissatisfied," Gallup further reported. 

Also, "at least six in 10 American workers have reported being 'completely satisfied' with their job security since 2016 -- higher than at any point since Gallup first asked this question in 1993," said Gallup. 

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As for political affiliation, only 9% of Republicans but 24% of Democrats said they were worried about being laid off.  Also, 72% of Republicans and 52% of Democrats said they were completely satisfied with their job security. 

Interestingly, 64% of workers with a high school education or less were completely satisfied with job security -- the highest percentage -- and 57% of workers were college degrees were completely satisfied. 

Also, sixty-three percent of whites, 58% of blacks, and 54% of Hispanics were completely satisfied with their job security.

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The highest percentage of workers who were worried about being laid off was 39%, and this was for those workers making less than $30,000 a year. 

"The fact that most American workers remain unconcerned about losing their jobs and show high levels of satisfaction with their job security is reflective of today's robust U.S. employment picture," said Gallup. 

"The government most recently reported that 201,000 jobs had been created in August of this year, wage increases are at a nine-year high and the current 3.9% unemployment rate remains as low as it has been since 2000," reported Gallup.  "Additionally, more than six in 10 Americans have consistently said over the last seven months that it is a good time to find a quality job -- record highs since Gallup began tracking this measure in 2001."

"Recent news reports continue to focus on the difficulty employers are having in hiring enough workers, particularly in light of a slowdown in immigration," said the survey firm. 


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman