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Stressed couple reviewing documents Why a six-figure income is not enough for many in the U.S.
11:45 AM ET Tue, 18 July 2017 | 01:18
No matter how much you earn, getting by is still a struggle for most people these days.
Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder.
Overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they're now in debt, up from 68 percent a year ago, CareerBuilder said.
While 46 percent said their debt is manageable, 56 percent said they were in over their heads. About 56 percent also save $100 or less each month, according to CareerBuilder. The job-hunting site polled over 2,000 hiring and human resource managers and more than 3,000 full-time employees between May and June.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: ScepticScot
It should be fairly obvious that globalization is not to give the consumer better products at better prices. It is about making more $$$$.
Any third world country that is used as a manufacturing hub is slow (or quickly) becoming a slave filled toxic waste dump. From textiles to shrimp, if it is imported from a 3rd world country-it is supported with poor pay and suicidal environmental policy. The true cost of product is hidden.
From textiles to shrimp, if it is imported from a 3rd world country-it is supported with poor pay and suicidal environmental policy. The true cost of product is hidden.