Our monthly Employment Report provides a snapshot of the latest workforce trends across the U.S. and issued in conjunction with national or state labor market releases.
Three key indices are measured:
- The Job Security Index captures how likely respondents think it is that they will lose their job or that their job will be eliminated in the next 12 months.
- The Job Transition Index captures how likely respondents are to look for a new job in the next 12 months.
- The Employee Confidence Index measures employees’ overall confidence in the economy, their employer, and their ability to find other employment.
The Employee Confidence Index is calculated from the results of four components that reflect these aspects of employee confidence. For each component item a ‘score’ is calculated by taking the difference of the percentage of positive responses and the percentage of negative responses. These scores are averaged to indicate an overall scale of employee confidence, with each score ranking from 0 (no confidence) to 100 (complete confidence). A reading above 50 indicates positive confidence. The Randstad US Employee Confidence Index has measured workforce trends across the country since 2004. View some of our more recent Employment Reports:
- U.S. Workers’ Concerns About Economy Grow Mid-Year
- U.S. Worker Confidence Virtually Unchanged
- Workers Uncertain About Job Market
- Employee Confidence Dips Slightly in April
- Worker Confidence Hits Four-Year High
- Randstad Employee Confidence Index Rises for Second Consecutive Month
- U.S. Worker Confidence Jumps Five Points for Biggest Increase on Record
- 2011 in Review
- Worker Confidence Increases for Third Consecutive Month
- Worker Confidence on the Rise
- Worker Confidence Rebounds Following Three Consecutive Months of Decline
- Employment News Brief for October 2011 - PDF, 1.7 mb