More Employees are Job Hunting Despite Being Happier at Work

Number of Job Hunters Increases with Employee Satisfaction

The Nation's Mood Swings

Last year’s survey returned one eye-popping statistic – an exceedingly unhappy workforce.

Last year, 69% of respondents said they were unhappy in their current job – an increase of 26% over the previous year. But perhaps this year saw more stability, because that number dropped to 46% again in 2013.

While the economy isn’t recovering as quickly as we’d all like, it is moving in the right direction. The stock market is doing better, housing prices are rising, unemployment is dropping (although a portion of that is people dropping out of the labor force entirely), and hiring has picked up again. All of which likely explains the fact that people are generally happier in their jobs.