How do you feel about your job security compared to 12 months ago?
|There was broad improvement in feelings about job security compared to April, when only 17 percent felt more secure and 25 percent were less secure.|
|Men were much more likely to feel greater job security than women, 25 percent to 17 percent.|
|Those whose education ended with high school were far more likely to feel greater security than college grads, 28 percent versus 16 percent.|
"The number of people who feel more assured in their job security is definitely a sign of improving confidence in the economy."A 4 percent increase in the number of people who feel more assured in their job security in April versus May -- from 17 percent to 21 percent, respectively -- is definitely a sign of improving confidence in the economy. It's interesting to note that those who had the most dramatic increase in confidence according to the survey are those with a high school diploma or less. This could be because temporary jobs are picking up again, which is a real ground-level indicator of progress at the national level.
- Emily Bennington, employment consultant and author of "Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job"