Feb 20-26, 2017
Gallup Good Jobs 44.4% +0.3
Underemployed 14.0% -0.4
Unemployed 5.5% -0.4
Job Creation Index 35 +1
Economic Confidence Index 9 +2
Consumer Spending $93 +3
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change
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.

One in three U.S. employees are engaged at work. Alabama has the highest percentage of engaged workers, at 37%, followed closely by Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana, at 36%.

If people with ideas move from consumers to "builders," economies globally can reverse negative economic trends.

A 1972 Gallup poll found football eclipsing baseball for the first time as Americans' favorite sport to watch.