Seventy-six percent of people searching for a job in December said they were likely to find one, according to the Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Monthly Monitor, released today.
“Despite weeks of bad news about the stock market, Americans who are looking for a job are extremely optimistic about their prospects,” said Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network Foundation. “They have a sense that what’s happening on Wall Street isn’t really affecting Main Street.”
Also, according to The Monthly Monitor, only 25 percent of part-time workers are searching for a full-time position. That figure is unchanged from previous months.
Fifty percent of Americans said in December that their own personal financial circumstances were strong. That matches the November survey. However, the number of Americans who said the US economy was excellent or good dropped slightly from 54 percent in November to 50 percent last month.
“People are looking at their 401k statements, and they’re hearing a lot about the stock market turmoil. That may be affecting their general perceptions of the economy,” said pollster Scott Rasmussen.