Survey says 77 percent of Americans believe they’re underpaid in current job

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In July, the national employment rate dropped to 5.4 percent, its lowest mark since April 2020.

The business research site Business.org believes the rise in employment provides employers the chance to change how they do business from before the COVID-19 pandemic.

An anonymous survey of 700 working Americans in a collaboration between the site and Pollfish provided some interesting findings.

  • 77 percent of Americans believe they are underpaid in their current job
  • 56 percent of Americans prefer to be paid through direct deposit
  • 48 percent of Americans would prefer to get paid weekly, but only 35 percent are currently paid this way
  • 48 percent of Americans prefer to be paid hourly
  • 72 percent of Americans would forgo higher pay if they were provided adequate health insurance

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