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Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs
Americans feeling more confident about finding better-paying jobs

A Gallup poll found that 35% of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job -- one with a higher wage. That may not seem like much, but the July reading is the highest since December 2007, the start of the Great Recession, and a little better than the decade average before the recession. Twice since the recovery officially began in June 2009, the figure had dropped to just 8%, most recently in late 2011. The upturn in confidence reflects what could be an important development in the labor market: an improvement in the quality of new jobs.  Throughout the recovery the problem with the labor market wasn't just that hiring was sluggish; a lot of the new jobs...

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