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Job Applicant Confidence Index

Job seekers optimistic of the job market and economic outlook in the next 6 months

  • 72% of job seekers in mainland China are confident that the job market will get better beyond the next 6 months, with 71% confident of securing a job in less than 3 months
  • 73% rate the national economy beyond the next 6 months to be good
  • Better work-life balance (40%), lack of professional growth opportunities in their current organisation (36%) and the desire to develop new skills (30%) are the top 3 reasons why job seekers are looking to switch jobs


Find out how confident job applicants are in China as compared to other countries

About the Job Applicant Confidence Index

The Michael Page Job Applicant Confidence Index is a measure of how optimistic job applicants are about the current job market. The responses are based on those that applied for a job published on our Michael Page website in Q2 2017.