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51% Of U.S. Employees Overall Satisfied With Their Job

With Labor Day just around the corner, The Conference Board’s latest survey on job satisfaction finds that 51% of U.S. employees feel overall satisfied with their job. The results also show that, over the last seven years, employee attitudes about wages and job security experienced the biggest improvements. However, workers feel quite disappointed with their job’s professional development aspects, a warning signal for any organization looking to attract and retain talent in today’s tight labor market. Additional findings from the survey include:

  • Among the 23 survey components, participants gave the highest marks to the following five: in the first place, People at work, followed by Commute to work; Interest in work; Supervisor; and Physical environment.
  • Greatest disappointment: a job’s professional development and recognition aspects
  • Minnesota displaced Texas, the prior frontrunner, as the state with the highest job satisfaction (58%).