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Almost 80% of US Workers Fear Losing Their Job in a Recession

  • Results are from Insight Global June survey of 1,000 workers
  • Women, millennials among groups that feel most insecure
A pedestrian walks towards The Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California.
A pedestrian walks towards The Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, California.Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Almost four in five US employees fear losing their job during a potential upcoming recession, pointing to a high level of anxiety among workers amid increasing talk of an economic downturn.

That’s according to a recent survey from staffing company Insight Global, which also found that 54% of workers would take a pay cut if it meant staying employed. A similar share don’t think their job is recession-proof.