Twenty-seven percent of employees say they are "not at all confident" about having enough money to live comfortably in retirement, according to the 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey, released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and co-sponsored by the Principal Financial Group.

This figure is the highest in the survey's 21 years.

Additionally, 13 percent of workers say they are "very confident," which ties 2009 for the lowest rate measured by the survey.

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