Feb. 2011: Job Security

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How do you feel about your job security compared to 12 months ago?

  • 30 to 49 years old: They were most likely to feel less secure (20 percent).
  • Under 30 years old: They were most likely to feel more secure (30 percent).
  • Results were mixed from January: The number of people who felt more secure dropped, but so did the number who feel less secure.

A sense that things can change quickly.

Mark Vitner

Senior economist, Wells Fargo

There are probably some contradictory trends. People feel better about job prospects, but still not great. They have a sense that things can change pretty quickly. Hiring has picked up. But there are 6.2 million people who are considered long-term unemployed. It's hard to feel real good when so many people know someone who's been out of work that long.

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