Despite the recent hiccup in the employment numbers, 43 percent of Americans still say this is a good time to find a quality job, according to a new Gallup survey. That puts the current figure on the high end of Gallup's trend since 2001.
The percentage saying it is a good time to find a quality job has ranged from a low of 8 percent in 2009 and 2011 to a high of 48 percent in January 2007. Americans' perceptions of the U.S. job market bottomed out after the Great Recession but steadily rebounded from 2012 to 2014, reaching a recent high of 45 percent in January 2015.
Since then, the percentage saying now is a good time to find a quality job has hovered around 40 percent. This is another area where we back to normal after the recession, since these figures are similar to levels seen in 2006 and 2007.