Unemployment

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%.

One factor has the greatest influence on women's decision to stay in the workforce or leave: children.

by Jim Clifton

Twenty-five million U.S. adults are invisible in media coverage of the widely reported 4.9% official unemployment rate.

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.