We consider a household job sensitive if at least one family member is actively seeking full-time employment (job seekers) or if the family is concerned that one of its members will be laid off within the next year (concerned).
By these measures, 54% of U.S. households are currently job sensitive, according to the Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll completed in late May (designated as June data). Job sensitivity rose from 50% in May to 54% in the latest survey.
Here are critical job-related stats from the survey:
- 43% have at least one member looking for a full-time job (job seekers)
- 34% are concerned that a member of the household may lose their job in the coming 12 months (concerned)