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High Long-Term Unemployment not only bad for the economy, it’s bad for our bodies and souls as well

Our persistently high unemployment rate is not only bad for the economy, it’s bad for our bodies and souls as well. Unemployment wears down the unemployed both mentally and physically. But high unemployment also hurts those with jobs, as some workers worry endlessly (and not without justification) that they too could be let go at almost any moment, while others cling to jobs they hate because they’re acutely aware that almost no one’s hiring at the moment. (It’s a lot easier to tell your boss to go to hell if recruiters have you on speed dial.) Indeed, some research suggests that job insecurity, and the anxieties it provokes, can have even worse health effects than actually losing your job…

via Unemployment Rate Takes Mental Toll Even on the Employed | Moneyland | TIME.com.

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