Essential Report

Job security

Oct 3, 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?

8 Jun

09

5 Oct

09

28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 Apr

11

4 Jul

11

3 Oct

11

Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total concerned 52% 49% 43% 40% 43% 45% 47% 43% 55% 38%
Very concerned 13% 14% 9% 11% 11% 13% 14% 11% 19% 7%
Somewhat concerned 39% 35% 34% 29% 32% 32% 33% 32% 36% 31%
Not at all concerned 35% 40% 38% 42% 43% 39% 37% 40% 34% 51%
Don’t know 6% 6% 12% 10% 8% 8% 7% 8% 6% 4%
No employees in the immediate family 8% 5% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 9% 5% 7%

Concern over job security has risen slightly since the last time the question was polled, increasing 2 points up from 45% in July 2011 to 47% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from October 2010, total concern has increased from 40% to 47%.

Coalition 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 (55% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (38% total concerned).

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