Economic Insecurity in America, AEI Political Report December 2013

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For many Americans, decisions about which bills they can pay are an all-too-familiar part of daily life today. Five years after the financial crisis and four years into a recovery, economic concerns remain at elevated levels. This issue of Political Report explores the many sources that contribute to today’s heightened sense of economic insecurity. 

  • Thirty-one percent of Americans report that they worry about their wages being reduced. Forty-three percent worry about their benefits being cut. Both responses remain high since the financial crisis.
  • Fifteen percent say that they've been laid off or lost a job in the past year, and 67 percent say that jobs are difficult to find where they live.
  • Fifty-four percent think the US economy is still in a recession. Only 2 percent think the job situation has fully recovered from 2008.

 

Economic Insecurity in America, AEI Political Report December 2013 by American Enterprise Institute

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