47% Report Firms In Their Area Are Hiring; 16% Report Layoffs

The latest Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse survey shows that 52% of Americans now rate the economy as good or excellent. The data collected May 13-14 also shows that 31% now say the economy is just fair and 13% say poor (see  topline trends).

Additionally, 34% now believe the economy is getting better while 26% say it is getting worse (see topline trends).

Interestingly, most voters (58%) favor higher tariffs on Chinese goods. However, just 31% believe they’ll be good for the nation. That gap  suggests that many voters see these negotiations as a matter of fairness rather than transactional economics.

On the personal level, 52% of Americans rate their own finances as good or excellent. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say fair and 16% poor.

By a 31% to 17% margin, Americans believe their own finances are getting better rather than worse.

Forty-seven percent (47%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be hiring than laying people off. Sixteen percent (16%) believe firms in their area are more likely to be laying people off (see crosstab results).

You can review all data in this survey series at JCNPulse.com.

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The national survey of 1,113 US adults was conducted May 6-7, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a Margin of Error of +/-3.0 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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