Economy

GALLUP DAILY

Nov 21-27, 2016
Gallup Good Jobs 46.2% -0.3
Underemployed 13.0% +0.4
Unemployed 4.9% -0.1
Job Creation Index 32 -1
Economic Confidence Index 6 +2
Consumer Spending $106 +3
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

A majority of Americans in 1939 were drawn to the ideas of "big businessmen" to help the country overcome the economic problems of the Great Depression.

Consumers' average daily spending over Black Friday weekend was on par with the higher levels Gallup has seen in recent years.

The 43% of Americans who say it is a good time to find a quality job is generally in sync with what would be expected, based on current U.S. unemployment rates hovering near 5%.

Women are more engaged at work than men are -- and female managers are better at engaging employees.

Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy soared after the election, mostly because Republicans became much less negative about the economy's outlook.

Lydia Saad, senior editor at Gallup, will lead the Webinar "Analyzing Gallup's Economic Confidence Index".

No single explanation can account for the differences in men's and women's paychecks, but two reasons stand out.

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