THE BIGGEST ISSUE facing people struggling to make ends is a difficult in finding employment, according to a new survey.
A Red C/Sunday Business Post poll asked people about their own financial situation, and also their thoughts on the future of the economy.
It found that 31% of peole are “living comfortably”, while the majority at 41% are “neither comfortable, nor struggling”.
However, 28% of people are “struggling to make ends meet”.
This is despite continuing signs of recovery in the economy, and a rise in consumer sentiment.
For those struggling to make ends meet, the biggest reasons for economic uncertainty were:
- Difficult to find jobs (24%)
- Higher living costs/bills (19%)
- The threat of more taxation (18%).
For those living comfortably:
- No trust in politicians (15%)
- Difficult to find jobs (12%)
- Fear of redundancy (10%)
For those neither comfortable, nor struggling:
- Difficult to find jobs (21%)
- No trust in politicians (20%)
- Fear of redundancy (19%)
What category do you fall into?