Sixty-three percent of U.S. workers believe it is likely that they would find a job just as good as the one they have now if they were laid off. This percentage is back up to pre-recession levels after falling to 42% in 2010.

Across Most of the World, the Percentage of Adults With Great Jobs Rarely Tops 10%

by Julie Ray

Gallup's new report, the 2016 Global Great Jobs Report, offers the latest update on the real jobs situation in more than 130 countries. The report reveals where the good -- and great -- jobs are and where the greatest deficits remain.

In 1937, Gallup polled Americans about the federal government's first attempt to measure U.S. unemployment between decennial census years. This Depression-era experiment soon led to the nation's monthly jobs poll.

North Dakota (51.5%) had the highest Gallup Good Jobs rate and West Virginia (38.3%) the lowest in 2015. Labor market conditions are strongest in the northern Great Plains and Mountain states and near the nation's capital.

Diplomatic Courier gathered leaders from business, academia and nonprofits at Gallup in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13 to discuss innovative strategies addressing a simple goal: better preparing young people worldwide to find or create good jobs.

Gallup reviews its top world findings from 2015 based on surveys conducted in more than 140 countries through the Gallup World Poll.

Is the official U.S. unemployment rate a "big lie"? Do small businesses have a future? Gallup tackled these issues and more in 2015.

Global Leaders -- Make "Great Job" Creation a Top Priority

by Jon Clifton, Managing Director, Global Analytics

"Gallup Global Report: Where the Great Jobs Are" offers a first look at the real jobs situation in 138 countries, revealing where the good -- and great -- jobs are, and where the greatest deficits remain.