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Home > Blog: Work/Life > Poll: Are You Feeling the Optimism, Job Seekers?

Poll: Are You Feeling the Optimism, Job Seekers?

Job Seekers - Optimistic or Not?

I've always been a fairly optimistic person. I just go about life assuming no matter what happens, things will work out in the end. So when I recently started noticing signs that things were starting to get a little better "out there" (financially), I thought it might be my imagination.

When I mentioned it to my husband, who's more of a glass-half-empty guy, he said I was dreaming. But evidently I'm not the only one.

  • The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index recently reported its highest level in almost three years. The Comfort Index is a measure of how people feel about three things: the economy, their own finances, and their willingness to buy things. No one's exactly jumping for joy, but we're inching back toward our comfort zones.
     
  • A recent Gallup Poll asked job seekers if they believed they'd have a job within the next four weeks62% of those who'd been looking for 10 weeks or less said 'yes'! Longer-term job seekers weren't feeling the optimism quite so strongly: Only 33% of people whose job search had lasted 11 weeks or longer thought they'd be hired within four weeks. 

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