Never mind the economy - job satisfaction's up

Charlotte ObserverSeptember 1, 2008 

With pessimism about the economy near all-time lows, Americans are finding silver linings at work.

We might gripe about the boss or work hours, but 48 percent of Americans are “completely satisfied” with their jobs, according to a Gallop Poll conducted Aug. 7-10. That's near the highest level in a decade for the 20-year-old annual survey. Another 42 percent said they were “somewhat satisfied.”

“I'm pleasantly surprised,” said Antwon Keith, manager of the Employment Security Commission in Mecklenburg County. “In general, most Americans understand these are hard times and those who are working are thankful to be working.”

The results were consistent across income and gender. But the older you are, the more satisfied you tend to be.

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