Even as the economy improves, a majority of Angelenos still worry about their job security.
According to a survey from University of Phoenix, nearly two-thirds of working adults in Los Angeles fret about losing their jobs. About 10% ponder that scenario at least once a day, and nearly a quarter think about it every week.
Working stiffs in Los Angeles tend to be burdened with more job insecurities than their counterparts up north, the survey concludes.
Buoyed by the technology sector, more than half of those working in San Francisco report never losing sleep over fears of getting laid off or fired, the survey said. That soundly beat the national average of 39% and surpassed the 36% of Angelenos who report feeling confident about their working lives.
Anxiety over losing a job has also eaten away at productivity while at work. Almost half of workers in Los Angeles report that those worries have affected their work performance, careers and job decisions.
Although insecurity is high in the city of Angels, workers in New York City are even more fearful. In the Big Apple, 78% of those employed worry about losing their jobs.
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