About 65% of U.S. workers now expect to delay their retirement by at least a year, up from 54% at the end of 2008.
The Wellesley Hills, Mass., U.S. division of Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto, has published that finding in its latest Unretirement Index survey report.
Sun Life has based the latest Unretirement Index results on a survey of 1,451 U.S. residents conducted from Aug. 14 to Sept. 14. All of the participants were ages 18 to 66, and all were working full- or part-time.
Because of the current economic environment, 27% of the participants said they now believe they will need to work at least 5 years longer than they had previously expected.