US Job Satisfaction Highest Level Since 2005
Almost 51% of American workers were satisfied with their jobs in 2016, according to new survey results from business research group The Conference Board. That’s a slight uptick from the 49.6% satisfaction rate found by a Conference Board survey for 2015 , and the highest satisfaction rate since 2005.
The researchers behind the survey tied satisfaction directly to a tight labor market that has lowered layoff rates, increased opportunity, and generally improved working conditions as employers go farther to recruit and retain workers. They also said similar conditions are likely to prevail for the foreseeable future, with the retirement of baby boomers keeping U.S. labor demand, and therefore job satisfaction, high through 2030.
Specific measures where workers were particularly satisfied included their coworkers (60.5% satisfaction), their supervisor (57.3%) and their physical work environment (56.1%).
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