Americans Agree the Economy is Strong, but Worry about the Future

September 5, 2018

After several years of consistent job growth and unemployment rates finally back under 4%, Americans’ views have changed in a positive direction, but they remain fearful and uncertain about the future and are concerned about several major threats to continuing prosperity.

That is the conclusion of a study done by The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, entitled “Work Trends release, A Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Americans Agree the Economy is Strong, but Worry about the Future.

“After nearly a decade of positive job growth and declining rates of unemployment, Americans are not in a mood to celebrate,” said Professor Carl Van Horn, director of the Work Trends project. “Americans are more positive than a few years ago, yet they still worry that the government and large corporations could spoil the gradual economic gains of the past two years and the past decade.”

Industry Week, September 4, 2018

Recent Posts

Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence

Sophia Jones, PhD, has been a Public Health part-time lecturer at the Bloustein School since 2016. She was recently featured on "Meet the People of Rutgers." Sophia Jones, Committed to Cultural Competence Jeff Arban/Rutgers University The Basics Title: Program...

Upcoming Events

Event Series CAREERS

Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]