Poll: Part Time Workers Are No Better Off Than Unemployed

Gallup: “The financial well-being of part-time U.S. workers who are seeking full-time work is similar to the financial well-being of the unemployed, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Thus far in 2015, the financial well-being score for this group, what Gallup calls involuntary part-time workers, is 46.3, compared with 44.6 for the unemployed and 60 for full-time workers who work for an employer. And while 23% of unemployed workers are thriving financially, this is true for just 18% of involuntary part-time workers.”

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“As the U.S. economy attempts to recover from the Great Recession, part-time workers who want full-time work endure as a detriment to the progress of financial well-being nationally. These adults are essentially no better off in their overall financial well-being than are the unemployed and, in fact, are less likely to be thriving in their financial well-being.”

“Since the onset of daily measurement in 2010 — the first calendar year after the official end of the Great Recession — the percentage of U.S. workers who were involuntarily working part-time jobs has only recently shown signs of decline.”

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