The U.S. economy is a mixed bag right now, but one positive development has been the uptick in hiring. And that has the Gallup Business Journal wondering how many top employees may be looking for a new job in the near future.

Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index for the first three quarters of 2016 averaged +32 (compared to +18 in 2012), and workers now have a positive perception of the job market with 42 percent saying it’s a good time to find a job (compared to 19 percent in 2012).

Gallup’s article, “Are Your Best Employees Looking to Leave?” states:

“Americans’ confidence that they can find a job as good as their current one if they happen to be laid off has also bounced back. Currently, 63 percent of employed U.S. adults believe it is ‘very likely’ or ‘somewhat likely’ that they would find a job as good as the one they have, up from 42 percent who said the same in 2010. The current figure is similar to what Gallup measured in early 2007 before the recession.”

Not everything in the job market is moving in the employee’s favor. New business startups are at historical lows, and most of the new job opportunities require skills that exclude some job seekers.

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