48% Say Firms In Their Area Are Hiring; 15% See Layoffs

The JCN/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released every Thursday morning, continues to show evidence of a very strong economy.

  • Forty-eight percent (48%) believe firms in their area are hiring while 15% see layoffs.
  • Fifty-six percent (56%) rate the economy as good or excellent while 11% see it as poor.
  • Forty-one percent (41%) say the economy is getting better. That’s up four points from a week ago and represents the highest total measured in five weeks of polling.
  • Just 19% believe the economy is getting worse, the lowest level yet measured.
  • Forty-eight percent (48%) rate their own personal finances as good or excellent; 19% say poor.
  • Thirty-four percent (34%) believe their finances are getting better; 15% say worse.

This data comes from a survey of 1,101 U.S. Adults conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Review the question wording and crosstab results.

Beginning this week, we are also releasing data on a four week rolling average basis. Data for the four weeks ending October 9 showed a very modest improvement over the four weeks ending October 2. Fifty-five percent (55%) rate the economy as good or excellent in the latest four week period, up a point from 54%.

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