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The Randstad employee confidence index fell 1.2 points in April to a reading of 54.3 after reaching a four-year high reading of 55.5 in March. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment.
“Despite a slight dip in our overall index, we do not anticipate this being the start of a potential cooling of worker confidence,” said Joanie Ruge, senior vice president and chief employment analyst for Randstad US Holding. “In fact, from a historical standpoint, U.S. worker confidence in April is higher than this time in both 2011 and 2010, and personal confidence is up for the fourth consecutive month.”
The index is based on an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad. It surveyed 1,333 employed U.S. adults, 18 years old and older. The survey took place between April 10 and April 12.