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EMC Index rises in December

December 19, 2023

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December 2023

The ADP Research Institute Employee Motivation and Commitment Index rose in December to 112, ending 2023 on a steady climb in the fourth quarter.

Information, a sector that includes workers in television and motion pictures, rebounded after a four-month slump, jumping 58 points to 110.

“With strikes in the rearview, our data probably reflects writers and actors returning to work,” said Dr. Mary Hayes, director of People and Performance Research at ADPRI. “There’s a renewed sense of motivation now that new labor contracts are in place.”

Leisure and hospitality also had a healthy increase, hitting a record 191 in December after falling in October and November.

The Employee Motivation and Commitment Index tracks how people think and feel about their jobs and employers. By providing a real-time measure of the state of worker allegiance, it can tell us whether workers are flourishing in their jobs or detaching.

The ADP Research Institute publishes the EMC Index on the third Tuesday of every month. The next release will be Jan 16. For EMC Index historical data, visit ADPRI’s Data Lab.