Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, recently released a comparison of the results of the “State of the Unemployed” surveys taken in the U.S. and Canada.
The exhaustive surveys were fielded online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals from April 9 through April 21, 2014 among 1,500 unemployed adult Americans and 1,502 unemployed adult Canadians age 18 or older.
America’s unemployed are more likely to give up, less likely to be on employment compensation and less likely to go back to school.
- In the U.S., 47% of the unemployed agree that they have given up looking for work; 39% in Canada report the same.
- In the U.S., 46% report no job interviews in the previous month; 36% say the same in Canada.
- In the U.S., 19% have turned down a job offer; in Canada 24% have done so.
- In the U.S., 13% are currently enrolled or have taken classes, compared to 23% in Canada.
- In the U.S., 20% are receiving unemployment compensation, compared to 29% in Canada. Read More→