Race in the wake of Ferguson, jobs market and worker satisfaction

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    Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, joins NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to talk the regional climate of racial and ethnic minorities, and some insight into the job market.

    This week, Newport discusses:

    Gallup data shows that Missouri residents — in surveying before the death of Michael Brown — were 49th out of 50 states in terms of rating their city or area as a good place for racial and ethnic minorities. This may reflect a pretty negative climate for racial and ethnic minorities in Missouri to begin with, before the recent events. Where do Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware come in on this index?

    Most indicators of the job market are more positive. From the workers’ perspective, there’s good news. New data show that workers’ job security has essentially returned to where it was before the recession.

    Workers are also concerned with safety and stress. Safety on the job is at the top; stress is at the bottom. Is your job just a source of income, or a source of identity? A new updating of an old trend.

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