‘I Never Thought I’d Be Able To Give My Son His Own Bedroom’: Working Poor Saw Hope In 2014

By Ariel Edwards-Levy

WASHINGTON — The year 2014 is ending on an economic high note: The U.S. workforce added 321,000 jobs in November, hourly wages are ticking upward, and even the long-term unemployed are having slightly better luck finding jobs.

While few people say they’ve completely recovered from the recession, many are beginning to notice a change. For the first time since at least 2009, Americans are as likely to say they’re hearing mostly good news about the jobs situation as to say the news is mostly bad. The percentage who think now is a good time to find quality employment is the highest it’s been since 2007. A December CNN poll found that for the first time since the recession hit, most Americans are feeling positive about the economy, with the biggest upswing among those who earn less than $50,000 annually.

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