For the second consecutive month in February, the Randstad Employee Confidence Index increased 1.5 points to 53.9, marking the highest level of employee confidence recorded since May 2011.

According to the survey, respondents say they feel more confident in their personal employment situations and the overall macroeconomic environment. 

"We are very pleased to see our U.S. Employee Confidence Index jump start 2012 on a high note," says Joanie Ruge, senior vice president and chief employment analyst for Randstad US Holding. "The first two months of the year have both registered slightly higher than the indices reported in January and February of 2011. In fact, our latest index is consistent with other positive economic indicators, such as job creation, a decrease in unemployment claims and the U.S. economy growing a higher-than-anticipated 3 percent in the final three months of 2011.

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