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 May 18 - May 31, 2020.

Industry confidence breakdown

Members in certain industries are more confident about their opportunities.

Industry Score
Construction 40
Transportation and Logistics
40
Real Estate 38
Hardware and Networking 35
Finance
34
Manufacturing
34
Software and IT Services 34
Legal 33
Corporate Services 32
Health Care
31
Education 26
Energy and Mining 26
Consumer Goods 25
Public Administration 25
Retail 23
Nonprofit 22
Media and Communications 19
Design 17
Recreation and Travel 17
Entertainment 11

Location confidence breakdown

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

Region
Score
Southwest
34
Southeast 36
Rocky Mountain 30
Plains 30
New England 23
Mid-Atlantic 26
Great Lakes 27
Far West 26

Company size confidence breakdown

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

Company Size
Score
SMB 30
Mid-market 32
Enterprise 32

Generational confidence breakdown

Members from different generations have different levels of confidence.

Generation
Score
Baby Boomers 26
Gen X 30
Millennials 32
Gen Z 29

Career advancement and investment

In the next 2 weeks... Increase Stay the same Decrease
Time I spend searching for jobs 25%
60% 15%
Number of jobs I apply to 23% 56% 22%
Number of new jobs available 14% 40% 46%
Likelihood I will get a response from recruiter/hiring manager 12% 54% 34%

Personal finances

In the next 6 months...
Increase
Stay the same Decrease
Earned income / wages (e.g. salary, dividends, etc.) 18% 56% 25%
Personal savings (non-retirement) 30% 46% 24%
Number of investments (e.g. stocks, mutual funds, etc.) 20% 61% 19%
Personal spending (e.g. cash, credit, etc.) 11 44%
45%
Personal payments on recurring debt (e.g. rent, student loans, mortgage, etc.)
16% 71% 13%
Contributions to retirement accounts 17% 62% 21%
Withdrawals from retirement accounts 12% 70% 18%

Productivity

% who agree that... % Total
I can be effective when working remote 65%
My industry can be effective when working remote 56%