US workers are more optimistic about the future of the economy today than they were in 2011, according to this year’s annual Mercer Workplace Survey™, featuring responses from more than 1,650 current benefit plan participants. But despite this improved outlook, workers are not as confident when it comes to their personal circumstances. In fact, more than a third are still concerned about losing their jobs and even more have considered delaying retirement.
“In a divergence of trends, what we saw in 2011 was that participants had a very negative economic outlook but felt more confident in their own ability to save for a successful retirement,” says Suzanne Nolan, Partner, Marketing and Communications Leader for Mercer’s US Outsourcing business. “This year, although participants believe the economy is starting to improve, it appears they don’t see the immediate impact this improvement will have on their own financial outlook for retirement.”
Learn more about the economic outlook of US benefit plan participants.
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For more information about this survey, visit www.mercer.com/2012-mws-summary.