Survey: Americans Not Giving Up Their Jobsby Tim Manni
These days a good job is worth its weight in gold. So much of the insecurity that’s driving down consumer spending is based off of the uncertainty of the job market.
Last week we reported that the lack of employment opportunities are forcing more Americans than usual to apply for Social Security benefits before age 65. But there’s a flip side of that scenario.
A new poll from Princeton Survey Research Associates International suggests that some Americans are holding onto their jobs as long as they can — even if that means working past the typical retirement age.
• Seventy-five percent of Americans plan to work as long as they can during retirement age.
• Thirty-two percent plan to work because they’ll need the money.
• Fifty-five percent of retirees worry about money and wish they had saved more.
• Thirty-eight percent think they have enough money to retire without worry.
The two sides of this story, although quite opposite, represent the same sense of uncertainty in the job market, and the overall economy as well.
We’ve already heard from one reader who said that her husband was forced to collect Social Security before age 65 due to a lack of employment opportunities. Do any of you plan to work as long as you can, while you can?