Hill.TV poll: 48 percent of Americans say they are employed, satisfied with their job

Forty-eight percent of Americans say they are employed and satisfied with their job, according to a new American Barometer survey. 

The poll, which was conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 10 percent of respondents were employed, but were unsatisfied with their job. 

Thirteen percent of respondents said they were unemployed, while 23 percent said they were retired.

The number of employed, but dissatisfied workers nearly doubles to 18% for young workers.  
 
"The other interesting part about the poll though is the age demographic," according to pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen.
 
"A lot more young people are unhappy with their job because they're in their first job – they're getting started, but they don't like what they're doing."

Fifty-one percent of Republicans and Democrats surveyed said they were employed and satisfied with their jobs, while 42 percent of Independents said the same. 

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July amid a cooling job market, coming in well under analyst predictions.

The unemployment rate, meanwhile, fell to to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, according to the Labor Department.

Employers previously added 268,000 jobs in May and 248,000 in June.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichelle Obama says not always easy to live up to "we go high" Georgia certifies elections results in bitterly fought governor's race Trump defends border deployment amid fresh scrutiny MORE and Republicans frequently tout the U.S.'s booming economy, often crediting the GOP-backed tax plan for good economic news.

However, Democrats have pointed to stagnant wage growth under the administration. 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said earlier this month that July's jobs report "shows that the wealthiest 1 percent and big corporations continue to hoard the benefits of the GOP Tax Scam for the rich, while American workers are denied the bigger paychecks they deserve.”

The American Barometer was conducted on August 24-25 among 1,001 registered votes. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester