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NEW YORK, N.Y., November 19, 2009 – The New York Employee Confidence Index decreased 3.5 points to 46.9 in October, according to the latest Spherion® Employment Report. The monthly survey of New York workers, conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Spherion Corporation, reveals that more workers are pessimistic about the economy, and lack confidence in their ability to find a new job.
Results from the New York Employment Report:
- Nineteen percent of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, a decrease of six percentage points from September.
- Fewer workers (35 percent) are confident in their ability to find a new job, an 11-percentage-point decline from the previous month.
- Thirty-one percent of workers are likely to look for a new job, a slight decrease of one percentage point from September.
“Similar to our national report, New York’s workers are concerned about the overall economy and job availability,” said Linda Perneau, vice president and general manager of Spherion Staffing Services. “Typically, we look to the end of the year to buoy the jobs outlook due to retailers adding jobs for the holidays, but we may not see as bright a market in that area as in previous years. We hope that this is just a hiccup in the recovery, and the numbers will rebound again as we move into the New Year.”
|October 2009 Employment Report Results||New York Workers||U.S. Workers|
|Sept.||Oct.||% Point Change||Sept.||Oct.||% Point Change|
|Job Availability||More Jobs||7%||8%||+1||8%||8%||0|
|Ability to Find New Job||Confident||46%||35%||-11||38%||38%||0|
|Future of Current Employer||Confident||61%||64%||+3||63%||64%||+1|
|Likelihood to Lose Job||Likely||15%||9%||-6||17%||14%||-3|
|Likelihood to Look for New Job||Likely||32%||21%||-1||35%||32%||-3|
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