Four years after the financial meltdown and the subsequent Great Recession, Americans are feeling increasingly more secure about their employment heading into the 2012 election season.
COUNTRY Financial released the findings in a recent survey, the COUNTRY Financial Security Index. The survey found that 79 percent of Americans say that they are not likely to lose their jobs in the next 90 days, a nine-point improvement from the pinnacle of the recession in 2009.
The 18 percent that are still distressed over the prospect of becoming unemployed feel that they are at the whim of the economy as well as government policy.
Americans overall are conflicted as to what has the greatest impact on them keeping their jobs. Thirty-four percent reported that it was their personal skill and job performance; 26 percent point to the economy and governmental policy and 24 percent report that their employment is dependent upon their respective company’s performance.