Job Agency in Tacoma, WA Conducts Poll to Identify Unemployment Problems

July 10, 2017
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Tacoma, Wash. – As the most successful job agency in Tacoma, WA, Express Employment Professionals has conducted a survey to identify problems that unemployed individuals face. With the unemployment rate progressively declining, the Express franchise wanted to recognize the issues and offer solutions.

Conducted by Harris Poll, the national survey was completed by 1,500 individuals from ages 18 and up between March 14 and April 16, 2017. The results revealed critical information from employees of different careers and employment backgrounds.

Thirty three percent of participants agreed with the statement, “I’ve completely given up trying to find a job.” It is an important advancement compared to previous years. In 2016, 43 percent said they had “quit trying to find a job” while 40 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2014 feel the same.

Also, more unemployed individuals have expressed feeling optimistic about the job market. Ninety-two percent agree with the statement, “I’m confident that I will find a job I really want in the next six months,” compared to 87 percent in 2016, 88 percent in 2015, and 91 percent in 2014.

The unemployment problem is a major crisis that Americans deal with daily. According to the survey, the unemployment duration is 23.5 months. This is lower than last year because in 2016, the unemployment duration was three months longer. Thirty percent of unemployed Americans have been out of work for three months or less. Thirteen percent of individuals have been unemployed for four to six months and 34 percent for more than two years.

When asked why they are unemployed, 22 percent say they quit or were laid off. This is a new low of people reporting they were laid off, compared to 2016 (23 percent), 2015 (28 percent), and 2014 (36 percent)—an encouraging trend for the economy.

When asked who’s to blame for their unemployment, 26 percent blame the economy and 50 percent blame themselves. This represents a continued decline in the number blaming the economy, compared to 2016 (34 percent), 2015 (37 percent), and 2014 (45 percent). This is also an increase in those blaming themselves; just 36 percent blamed themselves in 2014.

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals is a local temp agency that helps job seekers with careers in Tacoma, WA. The Express Tacoma office is located at 5821 S Sprague Ct. #101, Tacoma, WA 98409. Local businesses and prospects are encouraged to stop by, visit their website at, or call (253) 444-2019.

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About Express Employment Professionals - Tacoma, WA:

Locally owned and operated, Express Employment Professionals in Tacoma WA is a staffing agency that continually exceeds expectations by providing services to companies in our community and helps job seekers find employment.

Contact Express Employment Professionals - Tacoma, WA:

Jan Schwenger
5821 South Sprague Ct. #101
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 444-2019

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