A new Gallup poll says Americans who are unemployed are about twice as likely as Americans who have jobs to be depressed – 12.4% versus 6.4%, Gallup reports.
The longer a person has been out of work, the greater the chances that he or she will develop a clinical case of depression, according to data from a new Gallup poll. Among Americans who have been without a job for three to five weeks, 10% said they were depressed or were being treated for depression. That figure rose to 17% for those who have been out of work for six months to one year. Among people who have crossed the one-year mark, 19% were battling depression, the poll found.More at the LA Times.