A total of 69% of US IT workers described themselves as very happy or happy with their current job, according to the Kelly Services Global Workforce Index, which surveyed 4,000 American workers across a range of industries. Those figures were slightly higher than the overall average of 65%. 16% of IT workers said that were unhappy or very unhappy, while 15% were indifferent.
The top-ranked profession was travel, with 80% of workers seemingly content with their lot, despite a continuing decline in commissions driven by people booking their own travel online. Retail jobs scored the lowest, with only 37% of workers saying they were happy, while 36% found the entire prospect of going to work a drag. (Perhaps they all need to go and work for Amazon.com.)
With a total job satisfaction of 65%, US workers were somewhat happier than their UK counterparts, but lagged slightly behind Australia. However, Americans appear to like their bosses rather more, with only Mexico giving a higher overall score for management performance.