New Survey Wednesday: Unemployed Giving Up and Holding Out

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Express Employment Professionals to release survey of the unemployed.

On Wednesday, May 23, Express Employment Professionals will release the results of a new, nationwide survey of the unemployed—the fifth such annual survey conducted by Harris Poll.

Findings reveal the percentage of the unemployed who say they have "given up" is at the highest point since 2014. The unemployed also report they are holding out for higher paying jobs—specifically, ones that pay above median American household earnings.

The survey's findings also reveal whether more people are unemployed because they quit their jobs or because they were laid off.

The release will include respondents' opinions on who is to blame for their unemployment, including their attitudes toward illegal immigration.

On Thursday, May 24, Express will offer a deeper look at some of the reasons older Americans are staying out of the job market, including individual perspectives on ageism and elder care.

If you would like to obtain an advance copy of the survey results or arrange an interview with Express CEO Bill Stoller to discuss this topic, please contact Sheena Karami, Director of Corporate Communications and PR, at (405) 717-5966.


About Bill Stoller
William H. "Bill" Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has more than 800 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Since its inception, Express has put more than 6 million people to work worldwide.

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.4 billion in sales and employed a record 540,000 people in 2017. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information, visit

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