Here's Another Brutally Pessimistic Survey Of US Workers

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Glassdoor’s quarterly survey of employees and job seekers is uglier than ever.Only 33% of workers expected their company’s outlook to improve in the next six months, down from 40% in the second quarter and the lowest level since the survey was launched in January 2009.

Men were somewhat more hopeful, however, with 38% expecting their company’s outlook to improve compared to 28% for women. Men were also more confident about receiving raise, with 40% expressing optimism compared to 32% for women.

Uncertainty among job seekers rose to 36%, the highest level in five quarters.

When asked about job security, concerns was highest among those who live in the Northeast, where 22% reported concerns compared to 12% in the West.

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