The CNBC All-America Economic Survey recently reported a staggering statistic – an all-time high of 69% of the public now holds negative views about the economy. It is a worrying statistic given that two-thirds of Americans think their wages are falling behind inflation, and another two-thirds believe the nation is headed for recession or is already in one. Despite these concerns, the survey found some glimmers of hope; 63% of employed Americans reported they are not concerned about losing their jobs and 37% anticipate their wages increasing within the next year. While these figures are still below the average of the last few years, it is a sign that there may be some hope for improvement in the American economy.