Forty percent of employees are living paycheck to paycheck, marking a decrease from 42 percent in 2011 and 46 percent in 2008 when the recession first hit, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

Of the respondents who are living paycheck to paycheck, 53 percent report not doing so until 2008. Another 37 percent of respondents say they sometimes live paycheck to paycheck, and 23 percent of respondent say they never do. At least on one occasion last year, 20 percent of respondents could not make ends meet.

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