Gallup Good Jobs 45.2% +0.3
Underemployed 13.8% -
Unemployed 5.2% -0.1
Job Creation Index 39 +1
Economic Confidence Index 4 +2
Consumer Spending $107 +7
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Despite reservations about some specific spending cuts, the majority of Americans in 1981 endorsed Ronald Reagan's budget cutting plans and approved of his handling of the economy as he sought to remake the federal budget.