Employment sentiment continues to dwindle

With the unemployment rate hovering at 9 percent for the past several months, more people are describing the job situation in their area as substandard, a new poll indicates.

According to The Harris Poll, 67 percent of respondents rated the job market in their region of the country as poor, with just 9 percent describing the employment situation as good. Approximately 24 percent described it as neither good or bad.

"Americans are clearly not sure where the jobs will come from, but one thing is clear—they are definitely not happy with the current state of the job market," Harris concluded.

The poll also questioned individuals about what could be done to improve the job situation in the country. When given several suggestions to choose from, 44 percent said reducing government spending would help improve the job market and 40 percent said cutting taxes would help.

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