Essential Report

Job security

Jul 4, 2011

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?

16 Feb 09 27 Apr 09 8 Jun 09 5 Oct 09 18 Jan 10 29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 April 11 4 Jul 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total concerned 62% 67% 52% 49% 45% 39% 43% 40% 43% 45% 45% 50% 37%
Very concerned 22% 24% 13% 14% 12% 10% 9% 11% 11% 13% 13% 13% 11%
Somewhat concerned 40% 43% 39% 35% 33% 29% 34% 29% 32% 32% 32% 37% 26%
Not at all concerned 29% 23% 35% 40% 40% 45% 38% 42% 43% 39% 37% 39% 47%
Don’t know 4% 5% 6% 6% 8% 7% 12% 10% 8% 8% 11% 5% 7%
No employees in the immediate family 5% 5% 8% 5% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 6% 9%

45% are very or somewhat concerned that they or someone in their family may lose their job in the next year. This is only a slight change (+2%) since this question was last asked in April.

45% of those in full-time employment and 56% of those in part-time employment said they were very/somewhat concerned.

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