Job security

Jul 4, 2011

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?

16 Feb 09 27 Apr 09 8 Jun 09 5 Oct 09 18 Jan 10 29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 April 11 4 Jul 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total concerned 62% 67% 52% 49% 45% 39% 43% 40% 43% 45% 45% 50% 37%
Very concerned 22% 24% 13% 14% 12% 10% 9% 11% 11% 13% 13% 13% 11%
Somewhat concerned 40% 43% 39% 35% 33% 29% 34% 29% 32% 32% 32% 37% 26%
Not at all concerned 29% 23% 35% 40% 40% 45% 38% 42% 43% 39% 37% 39% 47%
Don’t know 4% 5% 6% 6% 8% 7% 12% 10% 8% 8% 11% 5% 7%
No employees in the immediate family 5% 5% 8% 5% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 6% 9%

45% are very or somewhat concerned that they or someone in their family may lose their job in the next year. This is only a slight change (+2%) since this question was last asked in April.

45% of those in full-time employment and 56% of those in part-time employment said they were very/somewhat concerned.