Vancouver, Wash. – As the leading temp agency in Vancouver, WA, Express Employment Professionals has revealed new poll results showing how job seekers are remaining positive. Among those results, most Americans are staying optimistic in regards to finding a position.
Completed by 1,500 unemployed Americans from ages 18 and older, this national survey was conducted by Harris Poll between March 14 and April 6, 2017. The results revealed detailed information from various employment backgrounds.
Based on this statement, 33 percent have stated, “I’ve completely given up looking for a job.” It is a significant improvement compared to previous years. Last year, 43 percent said they had “given up” and 40 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2014.
In addition, more unemployed individuals have expressed feeling hopeful than previous years. 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.
Unemployment remains a crisis for many. The average duration of unemployment 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, 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 to blame 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 is a staffing agency that helps local job seekers with jobs hiring in Vancouver, WA. The Express Vancouver office is located at 2612 NE 114th Ave. #2, Vancouver, WA 98684. Local businesses and prospects are encouraged to stop by, visit our website at https://www.expresspros.com/VancouverWA/, or call (360) 883-3600.
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