According to the most recent Gallup data, 70 percent of American workers are disengaged at work. There are lots of compounding factors that play into how people feel about their jobs, including location, industry and even whether or not they’re part of the emerging gig economy.
Last year, Monster and Brandwatch launched their first annual job report, looking at how people discuss their sentiments about their jobs on Twitter. This year’s study of more than 2 million tweets yielded some interesting shifts in perspective.
According to the report, job love on the West Coast is declining, while dissatisfaction continues to grow on the East Coast. Idaho, Montana and North Dakota topped the states where people expressed the most job love across industries including heavy equipment operator, carpenter and technical-support representative.
Michigan topped the list of states where people seem to hate their jobs most, particularly those with manufacturing-related skills. While nurses were in love with their jobs in the previous report, the industry is not feeling the love so much anymore. In fact, among top 10 states for job dissatisfaction, nursing was one of the most frequently listed jobs.
Overall, food and beverage industry workers are still pretty unhappy with their work, as are retail and finance industry workers. The happiest workers appear to be those in the education, travel and health care fields.