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"With hundreds of thousands of government employees furloughed and many government contractors reeling from the shutdown, feelings of job security plummeted to the lowest level in nearly two years," says
Almost twice as many employed Americans are feeling less secure in their jobs now than those who are feeling more secure. Every age and income bracket feels less secure, led by the 50-64 age group.
- Every age and income bracket is feeling less comfortable with the savings they have now compared to one year ago.
- Among 50-64 year olds, those less comfortable with their savings outnumber those more comfortable by a three-to-one margin.
- Every age and income bracket reports higher net worth than one year ago, except households with income under
- Americans under age 50 are more likely to say their overall financial situation is better now than one year ago, while those 50 and older typically say it is now worse.
The survey was conducted by
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PSRAI obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults living in the continental
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