Most ‘Re-employed’ Workers Say They’re Overqualified for Their New Job

Source: Rich Morin, Pew Research Center, September 2, 2010

Workers who suffered a spell of unemployment during Great Recession are, on average, less satisfied with their new jobs than workers who didn’t. They are more likely to consider themselves over-qualified for their current position.

And six-in-ten say they changed careers or seriously thought about it while they were unemployed, according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project.

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