The employment company CareerBuilder, in partnership with Harris Interactive, conducts an annual survey to determine the percentage of Americans living paycheck to paycheck.
- In 2007, 43 percent fell into this category
- In 2008, the number increased to 49 percent
- In 2009, the number skyrocketed up to 61 percent
- In their most recent survey, the number exploded to a mind-shattering 77 percent
Yes, 77 percent of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck. This means in our nation of 310 million citizens, 239 million Americans are one setback away from economic ruin.
link to report here