In what is potentially a sign of good economic news, the number of American workers willing to describe themselves as dissatisfied with their jobs seems to be climbing. This comes from an admittedly unscientific online survey of over 1,400 people, each currently employed, by the management consulting firm “Right Management." 84 percent of respondents said that they plan to actively seek a new job this year. That's up from 60 percent in a similar poll conducted a year earlier. In the poll, only five percent said that they plan to remain in their current positions all year long.
To tell us why American employees are so unhappy with their work, and what it might mean for the job growth cycle, we speak with William Rodgers, professor and chief economist of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. We also hear from Takeaway listener, Ryan Wineland, who plans to leave his current job for new opportunities.