The job status largely affects any individual’s mindset. A new study about unemployment has found scientific evidence into it.
A recent survey, conducted by Gallup, has found that Americans who have been without a job for a long time are more likely to be clinically depressed than those who are working.
Out of the 3, 56, 599 Americans involved in the study, 18,322 of the individuals were unemployed. During the study, the researchers found that 10 percent of the people who have been unemployed for 3 to 5 weeks were depressed. 17 percent of those who were unemployed for 6 month were depressed. Among participants who were jobless for over 12 months, the percentage of depressed people was found to be 19 percent.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE STUDY
- One out of five unemployed Americans are depressed, and the overall rate is nearly double compared to the average.
- 6.4 percent of employed Americans are likely to be diagnosed with depression.
- 12.4 percent of unemployed Americans are likely to be depressed.
- 12.3 percent Americans who had part time jobs with less than 27 working hours per week were likely to be treated for depression.
According to the researchers, unemployment has a direct link to depression and may also be a leading cause for brain related woes.