Job security

Aug 28, 2012

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

26 Mar 12

Total

27 Aug 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

47%

44%

52%

43%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

13%

10%

14%

14%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

34%

34%

38%

29%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

37%

42%

35%

43%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

8%

8%

5%

7%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

Concern over job security has fallen slightly since the last time the question was polled, declining 2 points up from 49% in March to 47% (total concerned).

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 (52% total concerned), whereas Greens (43%) and Labor voters (44%) are less likely to be concerned.

There were no major differences across income or age groups – except for the under 25’s where 43% were concerned and 48% not at all concerned.

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