New York — Jan. 3
The Randstad Employee Confidence Index increased 3.7 points in December to 55.4, ending the year with one of the highest levels of optimism recorded during the last 12 months.
The last time the index scored 55 or above was in March 2012 when it reached 55.5. Randstad's index, which measures employee insights on jobs, the economy and their employment situation, found more workers believe the economy is not only getting stronger, but there are also more jobs available.
This month a greater number of employed adults also indicated they could land a new job in the next 12 months, according to the index.
The Randstad U.S. Employee Confidence Index has measured workforce trends across the country since 2004.