Understanding confidence in the US

This is what our members in the US told us about how confident they’re feeling across their career advancement and investment, personal finance, and company outlook during the time period of June 15 - June 28, 2020.

Industry confidence breakdown

Members in certain industries are more confident about their opportunities.

Industry Score
Construction 48
Transportation and Logistics
35
Real Estate 43
Hardware and Networking 38
Finance
35
Manufacturing
39
Software and IT Services 34
Legal 37
Corporate Services 34
Health Care
35
Education 30
Energy and Mining 24
Consumer Goods 24
Public Administration 33
Retail 27
Nonprofit 28
Media and Communications 11
Design 20
Recreation and Travel 18
Entertainment 21

Location confidence breakdown

Members in certain regions of the country are more confident about their opportunities.

Region
Score
Southwest
30
Southeast 35
Rocky Mountain 43
Plains 30
New England 27
Mid-Atlantic 31
Great Lakes 30
Far West 28

Company size confidence breakdown

Members have different levels of confidence based on the size of the company they work for.

Company Size
Score
SMB 31
Mid-market 34
Enterprise 35

Generational confidence breakdown

Members from different generations have different levels of confidence.

Generation
Score
Baby Boomers 33
Gen X 29
Millennials 32
Gen Z 31

Career advancement and investment

In the next 2 weeks... Increase Stay the same Decrease
Time I spend searching for jobs 26%
61% 13%
Number of jobs I apply to 25% 58% 17%
Number of new jobs available 16% 52% 32%
Likelihood I will get a response from recruiter/hiring manager 15% 60% 25%

Personal finances

In the next 6 months...
Increase
Stay the same Decrease
Earned income / wages (e.g. salary, dividends, etc.) 24% 57% 19%
Personal savings (non-retirement) 34% 46% 21%
Number of investments (e.g. stocks, mutual funds, etc.) 21% 63% 16%
Personal spending (e.g. cash, credit, etc.) 11% 52%
37%
Personal payments on recurring debt (e.g. rent, student loans, mortgage, etc.)
17% 71% 12%
Contributions to retirement accounts 19% 63% 18%
Withdrawals from retirement accounts 11% 69% 20%