More people than ever say it’s a good time to find a quality job: Gallup

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A record amount of people are now saying that it is a good time to find a quality job, according to a new poll released by Gallup on Wednesday.

According to Gallup’s latest October poll, 74 percent of those surveyed said now is a good time to get a quality job, the highest percentage of people to say so since the analytics company began recording this metric in 2001.

Gallup noted that this number was not statistically different from August when 72 percent of people said the same, but it was still the highest percentage the company has recorded. The October polling data also showed that 24 percent of people said it was a bad time to find a quality job while two percent had no opinion.

The most recent polling data on when to find a quality job marks a steep jump from earlier in the year when less than 50 percent of people were saying the same. In January of this year, 27 percent said it was a good time to find a job while 43 percent said the same in April.

The same poll found that the Gallup Economic Confidence Index had fallen to a rating of -25.

“Americans’ confidence in the nation’s economy remains low and continues to decline, despite low unemployment, record-positive perceptions of the job market, solid economic growth as measured by the gross domestic product, and continued high stock values,” Gallup said.

The latest Gallup poll was conducted through telephone interviews from Oct. 1-19 and invovled a random selection of 832 U.S. adults in all 50 states. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points with a 95 percent confidence level.

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