Tempe, Ariz. – The top employment agency in Tempe, AZ, Express Employment Professionals, is sharing results that job seekers express more optimism for the future in finding employment.
The national survey that was completed by 1,500 jobless Americans from age 18 and older between March 14 and April 6, 2017 was conducted online by Harris Poll. The results offer a detailed, in-depth look at the background and attitudes of those who are unemployed.
According to the survey, 33 percent agree with the statement, “I’ve completely given up on looking for a job.” It is a notable improvement compared to previous years, with 43 percent saying they had “given up” in 2016, 40 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2014 reporting the same.
Additionally, more unemployed individuals have expressed feeling optimistic than previous years. Ninety-two percent agree with the statement, “I’m hopeful 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.
Unemployment remains a stagnant issue for many. The average duration of unemployment is 23.5 months which is lower than 2016 whose unemployment duration was three months longer. Thirty percent of unemployed Americans have been out of work for three months or less, 13 percent for four to six months, 13 percent for 7-12 months, 10 percent for 13-24 months and 34 percent for more than two years.
When asked why they are unemployed, 22 percent say they quit and 22 percent say they 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 “responsible” for their unemployment, 50 percent blame themselves and 26 percent blame the economy. 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 puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.
The Tempe Express office is located at 1342 W Warner Rd, Suite 102, Tempe, AZ 85284 and provides jobs to those seeking employment in Tempe, AZ. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit their website at https://www.expresspros.com/Tempe/ or call (480) 485-9387.
SOURCE: Press Advantage [Link]
Express Employment Professionals is the leading staffing provider in Tempe. The Tempe Express office was opened in 1994 and over the past 20 years we have worked with over 1,500 local companies to meet their staffing needs.
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