Twenty-seven percent of Americans say it is now a good time to find a "quality job," up from the low levels between 2009 and 2012, but not nearly as positive as in the years right before the recession.
Gallup's U.S. Job Creation Index improved slightly in February to +21 from +19 in January. Government workers report improved hiring conditions at their workplaces, but private-sector workers remain the most positive.
Americans with children younger than 18 report spending more money per day, on average, than those without children and those with children who are now adults. Further, spending rises in households that have more underage children.