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U.S. workers say they're falling behind

U.S. workers are dissatisfied with the economy and fear their standard of living is declining, according to a survey released on Tuesday by the AFL-CIO. The labor organization's survey of 805 workers found widespread dissatisfaction with their economic situation, even as other indexes show rising consumer confidence and a more plentiful job market. Rising health-care costs, gasoline prices and job outsourcing weighed on the minds of those surveyed by the AFL-CIO. Seventy percent of those surveyed said their salaries are not keeping pace with rising costs and 69 percent said most new jobs do not offer good pay or benefits.

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