Essential Report

Finding a job

Apr 19, 2016

Q. Do you think it is easier or harder for young people to find a well-paid job than it was for their parents’ generation?

  Total

 

  Men Women   Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total harder 55%   54% 56%   56% 53% 55%
Total easier 17%   18% 16%   13% 19% 18%
Much harder 27% 27% 27% 30% 28% 24%
A little harder 28% 27% 29% 26% 25% 31%
About the same 23% 24% 21% 23% 21% 26%
A little easier 13% 13% 13% 10% 13% 14%
Much easier 4% 5% 3% 3% 6% 4%
Don’t know 6% 5% 7% 8% 7% 1%

55% think it is harder for young people to find a well-paid job than it was for their parents’ generation.

There was little difference across age groups.

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