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Thinking about the job situation in America today, would you say that it is now a good time or a bad time to find a quality job? Based on those who are employed or unemployed and looking for work

Trend: Thinking about the job situation in America today, would you say that it is now a good time or a bad time to find a quality job? Based on those who are employed or who are unemployed and looking for work, 2006 to presentHistorical Gallup Data: Consumer Confidence -- Current Conditions

How would you rate economic conditions in this country today -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Excellent

Good

Only
fair

Poor

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

%

2008

2008 Dec 4-7

*

4

28

67

*

2008 Nov 13-16

*

6

29

65

*

2008 Oct 10-12

1

4

22

73

*

2008 Oct 3-5

2

7

29

62

1

2008 Sep 8-11

*

11

40

47

1

2008 Aug 21-23

2

14

35

49

*

2008 Aug 7-10

1

12

43

43

1

2008 Jul 10-13

1

9

42

47

1

2008 Jun 9-12

2

7

42

49

1

2008 May 8-11

1

9

41

49

*

2008 Apr 6-9

1

12

40

46

*

2008 Mar 6-9

2

15

44

39

*

2008 Feb 11-14

1

13

46

39

1

2008 Jan 30-Feb 2

2

17

39

42

1

2008 Jan 4-6

3

29

43

25

1

2007

2007 Dec 6-9

3

25

45

27

1

2007 Nov 11-14

2

25

44

28

1

2007 Oct 4-7

5

28

44

23

*

2007 Sep 14-16

3

28

46

23

*

2007 Aug 13-16

4

29

46

20

1

2007 Jul 12-15

8

32

40

20

*

2007 Jul 6-8

8

28

42

21

*

2007 Jun 11-14

5

29

43

23

*

2007 May 10-13

4

28

45

23

*

2007 Apr 2-5

8

35

40

18

*

2007 Mar 11-14

6

32

47

15

*

2007 Feb 1-4

8

35

41

16

*

2007 Jan 15-18

11

41

33

15

*

2006

2006 Dec 11-14

8

34

41

16

1

2006 Nov 9-12

8

32

43

16

--

2006 Oct 20-22

9

35

33

22

1

2006 Oct 9-12

7

34

42

16

1

2006 Sep 7-10

5

29

44

22

1

2006 Aug 7-10

5

31

43

21

*

2006 Jul 6-9

5

33

42

19

1

2006 Jun 1-4

6

30

46

18

*

2006 May 8-11

4

25

45

25

*

2006 Apr 10-13

5

33

40

23

--

2006 Mar 13-16

4

30

45

20

1

2006 Feb 6-9

4

34

42

20

*

2006 Jan 20-22

5

34

41

18

1

2006 Jan 9-12

8

35

37

18

1

2005

2005 Dec 19-22

6

33

39

22

*

2005 Dec 5-8

6

31

43

20

*

2005 Nov 17-20

5

32

39

24

*

2005 Nov 7-10

3

29

47

21

*

2005 Oct 24-26

3

26

45

25

1

2005 Oct 13-16

3

25

46

26

*

2005 Sep 26-28

3

28

41

27

1

2005 Sep 12-15

3

28

44

25

*

2005 Aug 22-25

4

30

42

24

*

2005 Aug 8-11

4

32

46

18

*

2005 Jul 25-28

4

28

44

23

1

2005 Jul 7-10

3

33

45

18

1

2005 Jun 16-19

4

33

40

23

*

2005 Jun 6-8

4

31

45

20

*

2005 May 23-26

3

37

41

19

*

2005 May 2-5

1

30

44

25

*

2005 Apr 18-21

2

29

44

24

1

2005 Apr 4-7

3

29

49

18

1

2005 Mar 21-23

2

30

43

24

1

2005 Mar 7-10

3

32

48

16

1

2005 Feb 21-24

5

33

42

20

*

2005 Feb 7-10

3

37

44

16

*

2005 Jan 3-5

3

38

42

17

*

2004

2004 Dec 5-8

2

35

43

19

1

2004 Nov 7-10

3

33

44

20

*

2004 Oct 11-14

2

32

44

22

*

2004 Oct 9-10

4

31

40

24

1

2004 Sep 13-15

3

36

39

22

*

2004 Aug 9-11

3

36

40

21

*

2004 Jul 30-Aug 1

6

32

39

23

*

2004 Jul 8-11

5

32

41

21

1

2004 Jun 3-6

3

32

44

21

*

2004 May 2-4

2

27

43

27

1

2004 Apr 5-8

3

31

44

22

*

2004 Mar 8-11

2

30

44

24

*

2004 Feb 9-12

2

31

46

21

--

2004 Jan 12-15

3

34

42

21

--

2004 Jan 2-5

3

40

41

16

*

2003

2003 Dec 11-14

3

34

44

19

*

2003 Nov 3-5

2

28

49

21

*

2003 Oct 24-26

2

24

44

30

*

2003 Oct 6-8

2

20

50

27

1

2003 Sep 8-10

1

20

49

30

*

2003 Aug 4-6

1

24

52

23

*

2003 Jul 7-9

1

23

50

26

*

2003 Jun 12-15

1

25

49

25

*

2003 May 19-21

1

20

47

31

1

2003 May 5-7

1

21

50

28

*

2003 Apr 7-9

2

25

51

22

*

2003 Mar 29-30

1

25

51

23

*

2003 Mar 24-25

3

30

47

20

--

2003 Mar 3-5

1

21

46

32

*

2003 Feb 17-19

1

17

48

34

*

2003 Feb 3-6

2

20

53

25

*

2003 Jan 20-22

1

19

49

31

*

2003 Jan 13-16

2

20

50

28

*

2002

2002 Dec 19-22

1

23

48

28

*

2002 Dec 5-8

2

23

51

24

*

2002 Nov 22-24

2

30

45

23

*

2002 Oct 31-Nov 3

2

26

45

26

1

2002 Oct 3-6

2

24

46

27

1

2002 Sep 23-26

2

25

47

25

1

2002 Sep 5-8

2

22

53

23

*

2002 Aug 19-21

1

23

47

28

1

2002 Aug 5-8

1

27

52

19

1

2002 Jul 29-31

2

27

48

22

1

2002 Jul 22-24

2

25

48

24

1

2002 Jul 9-11

2

26

51

20

1

2002 Jun 17-19

2

35

43

19

1

2002 Jun 3-6

3

33

49

14

1

2002 May 20-22

3

38

46

12

1

2002 May 6-9

2

33

51

14

*

2002 Apr 22-24

2

37

46

14

1

2002 Apr 8-11

2

36

51

11

*

2002 Mar 4-7

3

31

51

14

1

2002 Feb 4-6

2

26

55

16

1

2002 Jan 7-9

2

27

54

16

1

2001

2001 Dec 6-9

2

29

53

16

*

2001 Nov 8-11

2

29

50

19

*

2001 Oct 11-14

2

36

48

13

1

2001 Sep 14-15

3

43

44

9

1

2001 Sep 7-10

2

30

49

19

*

2001 Aug 16-19

2

34

49

14

1

2001 Jul 19-22

3

38

47

11

1

2001 Jun 11-17

3

39

45

12

1

2001 May 10-14

3

37

45

15

*

2001 Apr 6-8

4

41

41

14

*

2001 Mar 5-7

3

43

43

10

1

2001 Feb 1-4

7

44

36

13

*

2001 Jan 10-14

11

56

27

6

*

2000

2000 Dec 2-4

12

51

28

8

1

2000 Nov 13-15

19

53

21

7

*

2000 Oct 6-9

14

57

24

4

1

2000 Aug 18-19

25

49

21

4

1

2000 Jul 25-26

26

48

21

4

1

2000 May 18-21

17

49

24

9

1

2000 Apr 3-9

14

46

30

9

1

2000 Jan 7-10

19

52

23

5

1

1999

1999 Oct 21-24

16

49

27

8

*

1999 Sep 10-14

20

47

24

8

1

1999 Aug 24-26

14

50

28

7

1

1999 Jun 4-5

18

56

21

5

*

1999 Jan 15-17

14

55

27

4

*

1998

1998 Dec 4-6

13

52

27

8

*

1998 Oct 29-Nov 1

13

53

27

6

1

1998 Sep 1

11

54

25

9

1

1998 Mar 20-22

20

46

27

7

*

1997

1997 Dec 18-21

7

41

38

12

2

1997 Nov 6-9

10

48

33

9

*

1997 Aug 22-25^

8

41

38

13

*

1997 May 6-7

7

39

38

15

1

1997 Jan 31-Feb 2

4

38

43

15

*

1996

1996 Oct 26-29

5

42

39

13

1

1996 Aug 30-Sep 1 †

3

34

46

16

1

1996 Jul 18-21

5

38

43

14

*

1996 May 9-12

3

27

50

19

1

1996 Apr 9-10

1

26

52

20

1

1996 Mar 15-17

2

31

48

18

1

1996 Jan 5-7

1

28

47

23

1

1995

1995 Nov 6-8

2

28

47

22

1

1995 May 11-14

2

27

50

20

1

1994

1994 Dec 16-18

2

25

52

21

*

1994 Nov 2-6

2

28

49

20

1

1994 Oct 22-25

1

25

52

21

1

1994 Jul 15-17

1

26

52

21

*

1994 Apr 22-24

1

23

49

26

1

1994 Jan 15-17

*

22

54

24

*

1993

1993 Dec 4-6

1

20

57

21

1

1993 Nov 2-4

1

16

50

33

*

1993 Aug 8-10

*

10

49

40

1

1993 Jun 29-30

1

14

52

32

1

1993 Feb 12-14

*

14

46

39

1

1992

1992 Dec 18-20

2

16

34

47

1

1992 Dec 4-6

1

14

41

43

1

1992 Oct 23-25

*

11

45

43

1

1992 Sep 11-15

1

10

37

51

1

1992 Aug 31-Sep 2 †

1

9

37

53

*

1992 Jun 12-14 †

1

11

47

41

*

1992 Apr 9-12 †

1

11

40

48

*

1992 Jan 3-6

*

12

46

41

1

* Less than 0.5%

^ Asked of half sample

† Asked of registered voters

Historical Gallup Data: Consumer Confidence -- Future Expectations

Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the country as a whole are getting better or getting worse?

Getting
better

Getting
worse

Same
(vol.)

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

2008

(NA) 2008 Dec 4-7

13

77

8

2

(NA) 2008 Nov 13-16

15

78

5

2

(NA) 2008 Oct 10-12

9

84

5

3

(NA) 2008 Oct 3-5

10

83

5

2

(NA) 2008 Sep 8-11

17

74

7

2

(NA) 2008 Aug 21-23

19

69

9

3

(NA) 2008 Aug 7-10

17

71

10

2

(NA) 2008 Jul 10-13

7

86

6

1

(NA) 2008 Jun 9-12

8

87

4

1

(NA) 2008 May 8-11

9

86

4

1

(NA) 2008 Apr 6-9

10

83

6

1

(NA) 2008 Mar 6-9

8

87

4

2

(NA) 2008 Feb 11-14

11

82

5

1

(NA) 2008 Jan 30-Feb 2

15

76

6

3

(NA) 2008 Jan 4-6

15

77

6

2

2007

(NA) 2007 Dec 6-9

21

71

6

2

(NA) 2007 Nov 11-14

13

78

6

3

(NA) 2007 Oct 4-7

23

66

8

3

(NA) 2007 Sep 14-16

20

71

7

2

(NA) 2007 Aug 13-16

20

72

6

2

(NA) 2007 Jul 12-15

29

59

10

3

(NA) 2007 Jul 6-8

30

61

7

3

(NA) 2007 Jun 11-14

23

70

6

2

(NA) 2007 May 10-13

28

67

5

1

(NA) 2007 Apr 2-5

29

60

9

2

(NA) 2007 Mar 11-14

28

62

7

3

(NA) 2007 Feb 1-4

38

52

7

2

(NA) 2007 Jan 15-18

38

53

6

3

2006

(NA) 2006 Dec 11-14

35

54

8

2

(NA) 2006 Nov 9-12

38

50

8

4

(NA) 2006 Oct 20-22

41

54

4

2

(NA) 2006 Oct 9-12

38

52

7

3

(NA) 2006 Sep 7-10

31

61

6

2

(NA) 2006 Aug 28-30

22

68

8

2

(NA) 2006 Jul 6-9

28

64

7

2

(NA) 2006 Jun 1-4

28

61

9

3

(NA) 2006 May 8-11

26

68

4

2

(NA) 2006 Apr 10-13

29

64

5

2

(NA) 2006 Mar 13-16

29

61

8

2

(NA) 2006 Feb 6-9

34

57

7

3

(NA) 2006 Jan 20-22

35

54

7

3

(NA) 2006 Jan 9-12

39

52

7

2

2005

(NA) 2005 Dec 19-22

37

56

5

2

(NA) 2005 Dec 5-8

39

50

8

3

(NA) 2005 Nov 17-20

36

58

5

1

(NA) 2005 Nov 7-10

30

61

7

2

(NA) 2005 Oct 24-26

25

66

7

2

(NA) 2005 Oct 13-16

24

68

6

2

(NA) 2005 Sep 26-28

24

66

7

3

(NA) 2005 Sep 12-15

25

66

7

2

(NA) 2005 Aug 22-25

28

63

7

2

(NA) 2005 Aug 8-11

36

52

9

3

(NA) 2005 Jul 25-28

35

53

9

3

(NA) 2005 Jul 7-10

35

54

8

3

(NA) 2005 Jun 16-19

35

57

6

2

(NA) 2005 Jun 6-8

35

55

8

2

(NA) 2005 May 23-26

41

52

5

2

(NA) 2005 May 2-5

32

61

6

1

(NA) 2005 Apr 18-21

31

61

5

3

(NA) 2005 Apr 4-7

35

56

6

3

(NA) 2005 Mar 21-23

33

59

6

2

(NA) 2005 Mar 7-10

41

50

6

3

(NA) 2005 Feb 21-24

43

48

7

2

(NA) 2005 Feb 7-10

47

44

7

2

(NA) 2005 Jan 3-5

48

42

7

3

2004

(NA) 2004 Dec 5-8

47

42

8

3

(NA) 2004 Nov 7-10

49

43

6

2

(NA) 2004 Oct 11-14

39

50

8

3

(NA) 2004 Oct 9-10

43

48

7

2

(NA) 2004 Sep 13-15

47

45

6

2

(NA) 2004 Aug 9-11

45

46

7

2

(NA) 2004 Jul 30-Aug 1

48

43

7

2

(NA) 2004 Jul 8-11

51

38

7

4

(NA) 2004 Jun 3-6

47

45

6

2

(NA) 2004 May 2-4

43

51

4

2

(NA) 2004 Apr 5-8

47

45

6

2

(NA) 2004 Mar 8-11

44

47

7

2

(NA) 2004 Feb 9-12

53

40

6

1

(NA) 2004 Jan 12-15

53

39

6

2

(NA) 2004 Jan 2-5

66

27

4

3

2003

(NA) 2003 Dec 11-14

60

32

7

1

(NA) 2003 Nov 3-5

53

37

8

2

(NA) 2003 Oct 24-26

47

43

8

2

(NA) 2003 Oct 6-8

45

46

7

2

(NA) 2003 Sep 8-10

40

50

8

2

(NA) 2003 Aug 4-6

44

45

9

2

(NA) 2003 Jul 7-9

43

47

8

2

(NA) 2003 Jun 12-15

45

43

10

2

(NA) 2003 May 19-21

40

48

10

2

(NA) 2003 May 5-7

42

51

5

2

(NA) 2003 Apr 7-9

36

51

11

2

(NA) 2003 Mar 29-30

33

56

9

2

(NA) 2003 Mar 24-25

39

47

11

3

(NA) 2003 Mar 3-5

23

67

7

3

(NA) 2003 Feb 17-19

26

63

9

2

(NA) 2003 Feb 3-6

27

60

11

2

(NA) 2003 Jan 20-22

29

57

12

2

(NA) 2003 Jan 13-16

34

54

10

2

2002

(NA) 2002 Dec 19-22

35

50

12

3

(NA) 2002 Dec 5-8

35

54

8

3

(NA) 2002 Nov 22-24

38

53

8

1

(NA) 2002 Oct 31-Nov 3

37

51

8

4

(NA) 2002 Oct 3-6

30

59

8

3

(NA) 2002 Sep 23-26

33

52

10

5

(NA) 2002 Sep 5-8

35

54

9

2

(NA) 2002 Aug 19-21

38

48

10

4

(NA) 2002 Aug 5-8

32

55

9

4

(NA) 2002 Jul 29-31

42

47

8

3

(NA) 2002 Jul 22-24

27

59

10

4

(NA) 2002 Jul 9-11

31

57

10

2

(NA) 2002 Jun 17-19

47

40

10

3

(NA) 2002 Jun 3-6

48

38

11

3

(NA) 2002 May 20-22

49

34

14

3

(NA) 2002 May 6-9

52

39

7

2

(NA) 2002 Apr 22-24

53

35

10

2

(NA) 2002 Apr 8-11

53

37

7

3

(NA) 2002 Mar 4-7

54

37

7

2

(NA) 2002 Feb 4-6

41

47

10

2

(NA) 2002 Jan 7-9

49

41

8

2

2001

(NA) 2001 Dec 6-9

44

48

6

2

(NA) 2001 Nov 8-11

30

59

7

4

(NA) 2001 Oct 11-14

33

55

10

2

(NA) 2001 Sep 14-15

28

60

8

4

(NA) 2001 Sep 7-10

19

70

9

2

(NA) 2001 Aug 16-19

27

59

11

3

(NA) 2001 Jul 19-22

35

53

9

3

(NA) 2001 Jun 11-17

29

60

8

3

(NA) 2001 May 10-14

25

63

9

3

(NA) 2001 Apr 6-8

24

63

9

4

(NA) 2001 Mar 5-7

28

61

7

4

(NA) 2001 Feb 1-4

23

66

8

3

(NA) 2001 Jan 10-14

32

56

8

4

2000

(NA) 2000 Dec 2-4

39

48

8

5

(NA) 2000 Nov 13-15

50

38

9

3

(NA) 2000 Oct 6-9

54

34

10

2

(NA) 2000 Aug 18-19

60

26

10

4

(NA) 2000 Jul 25-26

58

29

9

4

(NA) 2000 May 18-21

52

37

9

2

(NA) 2000 Jan 7-10

69

23

6

2

1999

(NA) 1999 Oct 21-24

52

34

11

3

(NA) 1999 Sep 10-14

59

29

9

3

(NA) 1999 Aug 24-26

54

31

12

3

1998

(NA) 1999 Jun 4-5

60

27

9

4

(NA) 1999 Jan 15-17

63

28

6

3

(NA) 1998 Dec 4-6

52

38

8

2

(NA) 1998 Oct 29-Nov 1

51

38

8

3

(NA) 1998 Sep 1

45

41

11

3

(NA) 1997 Dec 18-21

49

39

8

4

(NA) 1997 Nov 6-9

51

37

9

3

(NA) 1997 May 6-7

50

40

7

3

(NA) 1997 Jan 31-Feb 2

46

39

12

3

1996

(NA) 1996 Oct 26-29

50

38

7

5

(RV) 1996 Aug 30-Sep 1

52

37

8

3

(NA) 1996 Jul 18-21

43

46

9

2

(NA) 1996 May 9-12

39

49

9

3

1992

(RV) 1992 Aug 31-Sep 2

29

59

10

2

(RV) 1992 Aug 10-12

24

65

10

1

(RV) 1992 Jun 12-14

28

61

9

2

(RV) 1992 Apr 9-12

40

45

13

2

(RV) 1992 Mar 20-22

37

51

11

1

(RV) 1992 Jan 31-Feb 1

22

70

7

1

(NA) 1992 Jan 3-6

22

71

6

1

1991

(NA) 1991 Dec 5-8

19

69

9

3

(NA) 1991 Sep 5-8

27

60

10

3

(NA) 1991 Jul 11-14

34

51

9

6

(vol.) = Volunteered response

(NA) = National adults

(RV) = Registered voters

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