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NEW YORK, N.Y., October 15, 2009 – The New York Employee Confidence Index dipped 5.2 points to 50.4 in September, according to the latest Spherion® Employment Report. The monthly survey of New York workers, conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Spherion Corporation, reports that workers’ confidence has decreased in regards to their ability to find a new job and in the future of current employers.
Results from the New York Employment Report:
- Forty-six percent of workers are confident in their ability to find a new job, a decrease of six percentage points from August.
- Sixty-one percent of workers are confident in the future of their current employer, a 13-percentage-point decline from the previous month.
- Workers still feel the economy is on shaky ground, with 25 percent reporting that they believe the economy is getting stronger, a decrease of three percentage points from August.
“Although we experienced a decline in our Employee Confidence Index, workers seem to be more at ease with their current employment situation than this time last year,” said Linda Perneau, vice president and general manager of Spherion Staffing Services. “The constant fluctuation in the national job numbers has been balanced by the positive news of the recession possibly ending, but workers are still concerned about their ability to find work. For the most part, New York’s workers are reflecting what most of the United States is experiencing – cautious optimism and hopeful expectations that more jobs will become available when the economy begins to grow again.”
|September 2009 Employment Report Results||New York Workers||U.S. Workers|
|August||Sept||% Point Change||August||Sept||% Point Change|
|Job Availability||More Jobs||8%||7%||-1||8%||8%||0|
|Ability to Find New Job||Confident||52%||46%||-6||40%||38%||-2|
|Future of Current Employer||Confident||74%||61%||-13||64%||63%||-1|
|Likelihood to Lose Job||Likely||14%||15%||+1||15%||17%||+2|
|Likelihood to Look for New Job||Likely||32%||32%||0||35%||35%||0|
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