INTOUCH: Executive Pulse

Business people have higher concerns over finding work if they lose their jobs.
While unemployment forecasts are running at seven percent, 19 percent of all those in work, and 17 percent of business people and professionals, fear losing their jobs.
And more than twice as many (nine percent) of business people and professionals fear they’ll lose their jobs and have trouble finding another, compared with the total sample of those now in work (four percent).

Which of the following best describes your view of what might happen to your ­employment this year?

All respondents
I believe I will keep my job – 76%
I may lose my current job but will quickly find another one – 4%
I may lose my job and may not find another one quickly – 11%
I will probably lose my job, and have difficulty finding another – 4%
Don’t know 6%

Business decision makers
I believe I will keep my job – 77%
I may lose my current job but will quickly find another one – 5%
I may lose my job and may not find another one quickly – 9%
I will probably lose my job, and have difficulty finding another – 3%
Don’t know – 5%

Source: ShapeNZ national survey 2851 respondents and sub sample of 504 business decision makers (business manager, proprietors, self employed and professionals), weighted by age, gender, personal income, employment status, ethnicity and party vote 2008. Maximum margin of error +/- 1.8% (national sample), 4.4% (sub sample).
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