October 20, 2006

U.S. Workers Expecting Layoffs

13%

That’s the number of U.S. workers who say they are very or fairly likely to lose their job or be laid off in the coming year — a figure that is virtually unchanged since 1975.

Despite worries about globalization and off-shoring, the vast majority of U.S. workers consider it unlikely that they will be laid off in the coming year; just 13% say they are very or fairly likely to lose their job or be laid off. These figures are virtually unchanged since 1975, when Gallup surveys began tracking this issue. Those who have seen their co-workers laid off in the past six months are more likely to see a possible layoff in their own future (25% do so). Read More