Unemployed Americans Are More Optimistic About Finding A Job Than They've Been Since 2008

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Unemployed Americans are more optimistic about finding a job than they’ve been since 2008, Glassdoor’s Employee Confidence Survey.21 per cent of unemployed job seekers, believe it is “unlikely” they will find a job in the next 6 months — a big drop from the 33 per cent who felt the same way in the third quarter.

Things are also looking up for people who already have a job.

40 per cent of those already employed expect their company’s outlook to improve in the next six months, up from 33 per cent who felt the same last quarter

Only 10 per cent expect it get worse.

And some people are even expecting pay raises. 40-two per cent of men and 33 per cent of women were optimistic about the thought of pay raise in the next 12 months.

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