Man checking box next to smiley face Job satisfaction has been rising steadily for more than a decade after hitting an all-time low in 2010. (Credit: Worawut/Adobe Stock)

U.S. workers are happier with their jobs than ever. The Conference Board’s Job Satisfaction 2023 report found improved satisfaction across nearly all 26 components, with gains in non-compensation factors such as work-life balance outpacing even those from improved pay and benefits.

“With unemployment at record lows, it’s a seller’s market for labor, and U.S. workers are reaping the rewards,” said Eren Selcuk, the organization’s senior economist. “Job satisfaction was up across the board in 2022, and especially high for workers who switched jobs.”

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