Job security

Feb 18, 2014

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned? 

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Aug 2012

Total concerned

55%

62%

48%

54%

56%

47%

Very concerned

22%

28%

14%

22%

23%

13%

Somewhat concerned

33%

34%

34%

32%

33%

34%

Not at all concerned

31%

26%

40%

43%

29%

37%

Don’t know

6%

6%

4%

2%

9%

8%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

6%

8%

2%

9%

7%

Concern over job security has increased substantially since the last time the question was polled, increasing 8 points from 47% in August 2012 to 55% (total concerned).

Labor voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (62% total concerned), whereas Liberal/National voters (48%) are less likely to be concerned.

Those most likely to be concerned were Victorians (61%) and part-time workers (63%).