So, you think only 10% of the population has been affected?

Not according to this from ABC News:

A remarkable 41 percent say that in the last year someone in their household has had their pay or work hours cut. Twenty-seven percent — one in four — say a layoff or the loss of a job has hit their home. The total with either a pay cut or job loss is 47 percent, nearly half the country.

Click here for PDF with charts and questionnaire.

Sixty-five percent have been hurt financially; one in three, hurt “a great deal.”

job losses

Politicians (both local and national) need to remember this fact when they go about raising taxes and fees.


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