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Labor and Unemployment

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Two-thirds of Americans approve of labor unions, marking the highest reading since 1965. Union membership among U.S. adults is steady, at 9%.

Americans' economic confidence has fallen back to levels seen early this year, as more sense the economy is getting worse.

Gallup asked more than 300,000 people across 116+ countries and territories how the pandemic affected their lives and livelihoods -- and their willingness to take vaccines.

Republicans' confidence in the economy and views of the job market worsened in January as their party was facing four years of a Democratic president.

A record-high 25% of employed U.S. adults, up from 8% one year ago, think they are likely to be laid off in the next year.

Read Gallup's short answer to this common question about U.S. labor union membership, including what percentage of government vs. private-sector workers belongs to a union.

73% of Americans say artificial intelligence will eliminate more jobs than it creates.