CHICAGO (NBC News Channel) -- A new CareerBuilder survey has found the number of American workers living paycheck to paycheck has slightly dropped.
Forty percent of workers surveyed reported they are always or usually reliant on their next payday to make ends meet. That's a slight decrease from 42 percent in 2011. It's a recession-era low, from a peak of 46 percent in 2008 during the early days of the financial crisis.
The survey also found a majority of those currently living paycheck to paycheck were not doing so until 2008.