Did you Know about the survey being posted on Yahoo Hotjobs.com?

United States
July 27, 2009 7:20pm CST
I was online looking at jobs just a minute ago and the survey was asking this question : "Do you expect to be working for your current employer a year from now?" Here are the results so far. 10163 have voted 22% say they will be working for the current employer a year from now 35% say they will not be working for there current employer a year from now 42% are currently unemployed I couldn't believe it. Well actually yes I could but I was just astounded at the results. 42% of 10163 people. That's a total of 4268 people that are without a job that are online hunting for employment. Dang and I thought I was alone in my search. I don't feel so bad now. Anyone else have any interesting statistics about unemployment that they wanna share. I'm just curious.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
28 Jul 09
That is just awful isn't it? That there are that many unemployed people out there and also that that high of a percentage of people don't expect to be working for their employer a year from now? I am currently looking for a job out there and let me tell you it is slim pickings, especially in Florida where I live. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
• United States
28 Jul 09
I live in East Tn, and there were so many people let go with the car industry here that there are that many people looking for jobs and I've been okay up to now without one, but I hate asking people for money because if I had a job my mom wouldn't have to work as hard as she does to work for two people.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
This has been brought by Global crisis. Many people do not have a source of their livelihood. Here in our country, it was reported that 9M do not have jobs. Even though the President had said in her speech that there were jobs created, still, the jobs were not enough to supply the unemployment rate of the country.
• United States
28 Jul 09
obama promised the same thing here. He said by creating more deficit that we could create jobs that in the long run would bring down the deficet
@aschip (166)
• India
28 Jul 09
yes this is really astonishing. If you look at developing countries like India, you will get statistics which are even more astounding. Its part of life, what can you do? Unless developed countries like US , who got us into this in the first place, do not realise why it happened and how they can avoid it the next time, this will keep on repeating itself.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I agree with you, and the thing is, most of the time the people there that can do something about are stuck because everyone else is having such a hard time. Thanks for your comment.
@icehut (508)
28 Jul 09
According to your US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ 9.5% of your civilian labour force was unemployed as of June 2009... The employment situation for July 2009 will be released on August 7, 2009... Now, looking at June's mass layoffs, employers sacked 279,231 works in 2,763 mass layoff actions... Back to the 9.5%... that's 14.7 million... and as of June, 3 in 10 of the unemployed were out of work for 27 weeks or more... that's 4.4 million... and it's more doom and gloom if we look at the past months' trend...
• United States
28 Jul 09
Wow thats crazy and ridiculous numbers. I know critics look on the other side of that and say well that 91% who has a job. But you also look at it that I'd say about half of them have more than one job and more than one source of income coming in if its not called a job. I just wish I could be that lucky to stay a float. Thanks for the response.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I don't have an actual statistics but I have seen the amount of people that are in the desemployment office applyying for it. I have asked to see if I can apply for it but they told me that I have to be unemployed. I am not working at this moment but the company were I work they still have me as employed since they keep telling me that I am going to go back to work but not at this moment. I talked to my manager about it and he told me that that is the way they work. I think that they are doing it because they don't want to pay the part that they have to pay for unemployment. I just hope that they can give me my job back.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I'm not sure of the unemployment laws. I've tried to apply for unemployment but I was told I had to be out of work for 18 months. Well, its been 2.5 years since I quit my job, and I've not had any luck. I've been working through DHS hoping that will help me but it hasn't. The only thing is that they take care of my day care and gas and a little runnign money to get around on. But you can't survive on that alone. I want to work. I've tried to find work. I've been honest about my background check and because of that I can't get work where I can make the most of the experience I have. The record on my background isn't even supposed to be on there. But is because of an audit that was done on the city. It wasn't there for 5 years. So I'm going to try to save up to get it expunged. I can't get where my mom works because you have to pass a FBI background check not just the state. So that's been my next step. I didn't even know it was on there until a few months ago. good luck on getting your job back.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Wow, that is really scary when almost half are unemplyed that took the survey.now imagine if you will..all those who are unemployed that doesn't have Internet access and those who haven't taken the survey..so I bet it would be closer to 52% if they were able to..So not fair...something in this economy gotta's give before the people are all give out and lose hope.
• United States
28 Jul 09
I definatley agree. I could have used a stimulus check that was promised and we haven't got it because of the republican refusal to sign that bill. So in compromise we didnt get the check that so many desperately needed. The 400.00 would have paid off 2/3 rds of what I owe the school I attend and I could finish to get my degree but without a job, I can't pay crap if you know what I mean. that's why I've been online so much trying desperately to get that extra income.
@machizmo (279)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Unemployment is a tricky thing. You got people that are listed as being employed that are actually under employed working 10 hours or less a week. You also have people that just got out of college that are looking for jobs and sometimes they show up as unemployed and sometimes they do not. The way the do unemployment needs to change and they need to represent what is really going on in the society rather than paining a picture that is alot lower than the really may be. I do not follow many unemployment statistics unless I look at those looking for jobs and those on unemployment and lastly those it shows are working but not enough to really live off of the amount of time they are working.