U.S. Workers More Confident

New York — May 1

Despite lingering economic challenges, U.S. workers are increasingly showing greater confidence when it comes to the economy, their employers and even their ability to find a new job, according to the Randstad Employee Confidence Index.

In fact, outlook on macroeconomic conditions — which measures worker sentiment in the strength of the economy and availability of jobs — reached a post-recession high of 46.8 points, more than double what it was in April 2008, when it was 20.9.

The index also returned to pre-recession numbers at 57 points, a figure last seen in August 2007. The survey, which monitors U.S. workers’ personal confidence and tracks perspectives around jobs and the economy each month, was conducted online by Harris Interactive among more than 1,200 employed U.S. adults in April.

Randstad, an HR services and staffing company, has been tracking workforce trends and publishing the index since 2004. The index tracks several measures of employee confidence, including micro- and macro-economic measures.

Source: Randstad