Mar 13-19, 2017
Gallup Good Jobs 45.3% +0.3
Underemployed 13.3% -0.2
Unemployed 5.4% -
Job Creation Index 35 -2
Economic Confidence Index 11 +2
Consumer Spending $106 +8
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Three-quarters of U.S. small-business owners believe they will have enough money to live comfortably if they retire, although half would continue working even if money were no object.

As debates about immigration intensify, there's a major factor to consider: Many entrepreneurial migrants are job creators.

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

Household income and education are strong predictors of Americans' views of what social class they are in, although the terms "lower class" and "upper class" are infrequently used regardless of income or education.

by Jonathan Rothwell

Globalization has become a scapegoat for rising inequality and weak economic performance, but the evidence for this is weaker than commonly believed.