The average American worker's confidence in his ability to retire comfortably is declining, and fewer workers are actively saving for retirement this year than last year, according to a recent survey. In fact, roughly four out of every 10 respondents indicated that they are unsure if they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement, according to a survey issued earlier this month by the Employee Benefit Research Institute of Washington, D.C.

Sinking confidence and a decrease in the number of people actively saving for retirement are symptoms of diminished market returns, increased unemployment and participants lacking retirement goals, according to analysts.

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