A MetLife study released last week found that 50% of Americans said they have only a one-month cushion - roughly two paychecks - or less before they would be unable to fully meet their financial obligations if they were to lose their jobs. More disturbing is that 28% said they could not make ends meet for longer than two weeks without their jobs.Detta förvärrar såklart krisens konsekvenser för många amerikaner och kan framöver leda till stora sociala problem efterhand som allt fler som hittills varit vana att kunna konsumera frikostigt nu upptäcker att de inte ens har pengar till det nödvändigaste.
And it's not just low-income earners who would find themselves financially challenged. Twenty-nine percent of those making $100,000 or more a year said they would have trouble paying the bills after more than a month of unemployment.
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