Your Two Cents: Are You Worried About Being Laid Off?


I'm a worrywart by nature, and these days more people can identify with that feeling of general anxiety. According to recent polls, 30 percent of Americans are worried they'll lose their jobs.

CNN Money points out that while current and projected unemployment rates aren't the worst we've seen, workers are scared for three main reasons. White-collar workers are enduring longer job searches — unemployed workers have a 22 percent chance of finding a new job within a month; some jobs won't be replaced, like many in the financial sector; and the outlook for job-market recovery is slow. Are you fearful that your job may be in jeopardy?

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