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US – Fewer than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs

Fewer than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, based on a set of survey questions about Americans’ opinions about their workplaces, compensation, job security, co-workers, bosses, chances for promotion, etc. The share is much lower than it was in 1987, when the series began.

Interestingly, dissatisfaction among the youngest workers seems to be driving the trend; just 28 percent of employed workers younger than 25 were satisfied with their jobs in 2013, versus about twice that share in 1987:

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Young workers hate their jobs – The Washington Post.

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3 thoughts on “US – Fewer than half of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs

  1. So what does make someone love their job? From the professional experience I have had, money is not the only motivator, and in fact if you don’t like your job at all, more money wouldn’t make any difference. To me it comes down to the company’s management policies. Have they created a clear positive professional atmosphere that nurtures all staff to reach their potential. Poor management to me is the No. 1 reason for the development of office politics which leads to pure poison not only for the staff but for the company as a whole. Just my opinion.

    Posted by aiyshah2014 | June 27, 2014, 11:10 pm


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