Men are more likely than women to have ever been laid off or terminated – 45 percent of men have lost their jobs as compared to 36 percent of women. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Even though the current 3.6 percent U.S. unemployment rate is at a record low, nearly half of the country’s workers are still worried they are going to lose their jobs, according to CareerArc’s 2019 CareerArc Layoff Anxiety Study.

The Harris Poll on behalf of CareerArc surveyed 2,204 U.S. adults, of whom 1,061 were employed, and found that 48 percent of those working experience layoff anxiety.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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