Aug 01, 2020 08:01 UTC

A survey released recently by AP-NORC found that while 78% of American workers who were furloughed or laid off in the early days of the pandemic believed in April that they'd be able to return to work eventually, just 34% are optimistic about their prospects now. Just 18% have already returned to their jobs, and 47% say they no longer believe their old jobs will be available ever again.