Research carried out by LinkedIn

Construction workers are currently more confident about their careers in the short term than people in any other UK industry, according to research from LinkedIn.

According to the social media platform’s Workforce Confidence Index those working in construction are the country’s most confident about their personal employment situations. 


The latest survey results showed how workers feel about their ability to get and keep a job, to improve their financial situation and to advance in their careers.

While construction workers may be the country’s most optimistic, they are far from upbeat.

The index gives a score ranging from -100 to 100, with the latest data shows that the construction industry had a score of 24, followed by healthcare had a score of 21.

At the other end of the scale, two industries dipped into the negative, with a score of -1 for recreation and travel and -2 for media and communications.

The poll also asked how respondents thought their companies will fare six months from now, and the scores were negative across the board, with professionals in all industries believing their firms will be worse off by October.

Looking longer term, those in the software and IT services sector are the most optimistic about how their firms will fare two years from now.

The survey was based on a poll of 2,154 UK LinkedIn members over the weeks of 1-7 and 13-19 April.

LinkedIn confidence index