I'm reporting this index for the first time - the monthly Rasmussen Employment Index of worker confidence, which was released today and is based on a survey of 8,730 working Americans in November. Here's what Rasmussen is reporting:
"The Rasmussen Employment Index posts its largest single-month gain in over a year and reaches its highest level since September 2008 for the third straight month. At 84.0, November's index is up six points from last month and 18 points from the beginning of 2010. The index, which measures confidence of workers in the employment market, is also up 22 points from a year ago when the index was 61.7 (see chart above)."
MP: More evidence that while it might be slower than everybody would like, there is a gradual but real recovery happening in the U.S. labor market based on this index of worker confidence, along with the steady improvements almost every week this year in the ASA Staffing Index for temporary employment, and the gains in online job openings in almost every month since the summer of 2009, both reported earlier today.