Almost half of all Americans believe that the best years are in the past when it comes to good jobs according to a CBS News/New York Times poll being released today. Forty eight percent of adults surveyed said they believe the country's best years are in the past on the jobs front while 43 percent said the best times are still to come. But Americans are only slightly less optimistic as they were in 1996 when 44 percent said the best times for jobs was behind us and 46 percent said the best was to come.
When it comes to jobs, over half of adults said they were concerned about someone in their household losing a job, with 28 percent of them saying they are very concerned. Forty five percent said they were not concerned and those with incomes under $50,000 per year said they were more concerned than those earning more money.
The entire CBS News/New York Times poll will be released at 6:30pm ET this evening. Watch the CBS Evening News for the results and visit CBSNews.com to see the entire poll then.
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