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When the Employment Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) surveyed 2,042 workers and retirees for its annual retirement confidence survey in January, it didn’t expect a global pandemic to come along and skew the metrics. Enter the supplemental survey, conducted late March in an effort to gauge if and how COVID-19 had changed their outlook.

The results suggest that although COVID-19 has correlated with workers feeling less confident about covering expenses and in retirees forking out more than they’d expected to, retirement was the least of their concerns.

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