Oct 10-16, 2016
Gallup Good Jobs 45.6% +0.3
Underemployed 12.9% -
Unemployed 5.1% -0.1
Job Creation Index 33 +2
Economic Confidence Index -10 +2
Consumer Spending $86 -9
Updates Tuesdays at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-week change

Organizations need to do more to make leadership a reality for women who have the talent and ambition to fill those roles.

Forty-two percent of Americans say now is a good time to find a quality job. Democrats are substantially more positive than Republicans about the job market.

Income is important, but women want more out of a job. They'll shop around for a role that best fits them and their lives.

U.S. investors say low interest rates (63%) are better than high interest rates (33%) when asked which would be better for their financial situation today, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.

The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index climbed to +79 in the third quarter, its highest point in more than nine years. A more positive outlook for the stock market provided the main impetus for the gains.

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

45% of female employees want to become a senior manager or leader

Lydia Saad, senior editor at Gallup, will lead the Webinar "Analyzing Gallup's Economic Confidence Index".

Americans' daily self-reports of spending averaged $91 in September, the highest for the month since 2008. The average was unchanged from August, the first time in seven years monthly spending did not fall at least slightly in September.

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