Economy

Amid record inflation, 36% of employees earning $100,000 or more say they are living paycheck to paycheck

More than a third of high-earning American workers feel strapped for cash — a share that has risen dramatically in recent years.

Thirty-six percent of U.S. employees with salaries of $100,000 or more are living paycheck to paycheck — twice as many who said they were in 2019, according to a survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson, a consulting firm.

That’s more than the 34% of workers who earn $50,000 to $100,000 a year who are living paycheck to paycheck, though lower than the 52% of paycheck-to-paycheck workers with incomes of less than $50,000, according to the survey.

However, the high earners are the only group that saw an increase in their paycheck-to-paycheck ranks in the last three years.

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