Employee sentiment rose to record high in June

June 18, 2024

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The Employee Motivation and Commitment Index rose to 138 in June, a new high and the largest month-over-month change in data going back to 2021.

Every sector but one saw an increase this month. Educational services had the largest jump, rising 44 points to an all-time high of 152. Professional, scientific, and technical services, and health care and social assistance also hit record highs, each gaining more than 25 points.

Only the volatile real estate sector saw a decline, dropping 34 points to 96.

“With large gains across almost all industries, June’s jump in worker sentiment continues an upward trend we’ve seen since April,” said Dr. Mary Hayes, director of People and Performance Research at the ADP Research Institute.

“Sentiment among education professionals jumped as U.S. schools let out for the summer, which could account for what might be a seasonal pattern.”

The Employee Motivation and Commitment Index from the ADP Research Institute 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 July 16. For EMC Index historical data, visit ADPRI’s Data Lab.