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For Immediate Release March 15, 2001
Contact: Cristi Allen
Workers Noticing Slower Business Activity
ARLINGTON, Texas American workers say activity at their workplace is
considerably slower than a year ago, according to a recent survey by Decision,
Analyst Inc., one of the nation's leading international marketing research and
marketing consulting firms.
In Decision Analysts February economic study, 46.7% of respondents said
activity at their business was either very strong or somewhat strong, and 17.0%
said business was either very weak or somewhat weak. In a similar survey in
February of 2001, 52.0% of respondents said business activity was at least
somewhat strong and 9.8% said business was weak.
"When the economy begins to lag, it sometimes takes a while for workers to
notice it," said Jerry W. Thomas, President/CEO of Decision Analyst.
"The February survey, however, demonstrates that the economy has slowed to
the point where it's noticeable to most people. When this happens, consumer
confidence begins to slide, and that's just what we're beginning to see."
By geographic region, respondents in the South Atlantic region (Virginia,
Carolinas, Georgia, Florida) most often said business activity was strong or
very strong (47.4% of those respondents). Respondents in New England most often
said business activity was somewhat strong (50.1%).
On the other end of the scale, respondents in the East North Central region
(Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia,) were most likely to say business
activity was either very weak or somewhat weak (24.1%).
This survey of 1,771 workers has a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.
For additional information contact:
Phone: 1.800.ANALYSIS (262.5974)
Address: 604 Avenue H East
Arlington, TX 76011
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