Living paycheck to paycheck: Three out of five workers anxious for payday


With a consensus building that we've now seen the worst of this recession, economists worry that the recovery won't happen unless consumer spending bounces up. And that's going to take a while. A disturbing poll hints at why: 61 percent of workers live paycheck to paycheck.

The number of people who wait anxiously for payday has skyrocketed from just 43 percent two years ago, according to the survey, by job-search website CareerBuilder.