Essential Report

Job security

Feb 18, 2014

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Aug 2012

Total concerned

55%

62%

48%

54%

56%

47%

Very concerned

22%

28%

14%

22%

23%

13%

Somewhat concerned

33%

34%

34%

32%

33%

34%

Not at all concerned

31%

26%

40%

43%

29%

37%

Don’t know

6%

6%

4%

2%

9%

8%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

6%

8%

2%

9%

7%

Concern over job security has increased substantially since the last time the question was polled, increasing 8 points from 47% in August 2012 to 55% (total concerned).

Labor voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (62% total concerned), whereas Liberal/National voters (48%) are less likely to be concerned.

Those most likely to be concerned were Victorians (61%) and part-time workers (63%).

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