Workers Continue Feeling the Crisis

Politics ♦ Published: May 7, 2011; 12:42 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian Working Climate Index increased only slightly from 107 to 108 points during the last half-year. According to the Labor Chamber, the crisis has not been mastered yet, particularly for workers.

Workers Continue Feeling the Crisis / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Jack Georges [Public Domain]

Although a slight recovery in the mood of Austrian workers can be determined, the index is still far from the record 112 in the fall of 2007, before the crisis. One of the reasons for the increasing optimism is the better overall assessment of the economic and employment situation by the Austrian people.

Last fall, 59% of the respondents declared to be very or somewhat optimistic…