Workers feel more secure, but are still concerned about economy, study finds

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More Americans feel their jobs are secure now than a year ago, but the majority believe the economy has yet to grow, according to a SnagAJob survey.

The hourly job website conducts an annual Labor Happiness Index, which includes telephone surveys of 1,000 employed Americans.

This year, 61 percent of respondents said they were happy on the job, up three percentage points from last year.

About 40 percent of respondents said they are less worried now about losing their jobs than they were last year. Still, 9 percent of workers said losing their job was their No. 1 concern.

Americans still are worried about the country’s economy, the survey says. About 55 percent of the respondents said that while the economy has stabilized, it hasn’t moved in a positive direction. Thirty-two percent of respondents believe the economy hasn’t bottomed out yet.

Women also tend to be happier at work then men, the survey showed. Sixty-five percent of women said they were happy at work while 57 percent of men were happy with their current job.

The survey also showed that the leading reasons for workers’ happiness were personal satisfaction (27 percent), feeling fortunate to have a job in this economy (23 percent), job flexibility (17 percent) and the paycheck (15 percent).

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