Unemployment

About four in 10 Americans (39%) in August say it is a good time to find a quality job, down slightly from 43% in July.

The U.S. Gallup Good Jobs rate was 47.1% in July and unemployment was 5.1%, the best rates Gallup has recorded for each since 2010. Workforce participation was 67.8%, the highest since June 2013.

by Jon Clifton, Managing Director, Global Analytics

The State of Local and State Government Workers' Engagement report shows a median of 29% of local and state government employees across the U.S. are engaged at work and provides a snapshot of the engagement situation in 43 states.

By focusing on job creation through small-business startups, the EU can make its annual €21 billion bailout of unemployed young adults a success.

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.