|Date(s)||% Gallup Good Jobs|
Percent of the population engaged in full-time payroll employment. Each result is based on a 30-day rolling average; not seasonally adjusted.
What the whole world wants is a good job. This is one of the most important discoveries Gallup has ever made.
Gallup defines a good job as 30+ hours per week for an employer who provides a regular paycheck. Good jobs are essential to a thriving economy, a growing middle class, a booming entrepreneurial sector and, most importantly, human development. Creating as many good jobs as possible should be the No. 1 priority for business and government leaders everywhere.
Gallup Good Jobs is calculated as a percentage of the total population. Daily results reflect 30-day rolling averages based on telephone interviews with approximately 30,000 adults aged 18 and older. Because results are not seasonally adjusted, they are not directly comparable to numbers reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which are based on workers aged 16 and older. The margin of error is ±1 percentage point.
Note: As of July 31, 2017, Gallup will no longer routinely measure Gallup Good Jobs.