The overall confidence of manufacturing employees hit a five-year high, jumping to 50.9 for an increase of 3.9 points from last quarter’s 47, according to the Randstad Manufacturing Employee Confidence Index. 

“Manufacturing is a vital industry to economic recovery and an indicator of the overall health of the economy,” says Phyllis Finley, executive vice president at Randstad US. “Our report shows one of the only increases seen this quarter when compared to others that were surveyed in addition to the overall Index hitting a high for the first time in five years. Despite the little change in job creation seen within the manufacturing industry since April, we remain encouraged to see the rise in worker confidence despite the tepid pace of job creation.”

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