Job Security May Not Be What It Used To Be for Some Government Positions
By Robert Jay
- 61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
- 66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
- 24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.
- Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
- Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.
- In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average worker in the private sector.
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