Almost Half of Long-term Unemployed Workers Report Non-economic Stresses in their Lives

46 percent of people unemployed for six months or more report that joblessness has caused strain to family relationships; 43 percent of people say they have lost a close friend after being unemployed for six months or longer; and 38 percent report having lost some self-respect.

Source: Lost Income, Lost Friends-and Loss of Self- Respect: The Impact of Long-Term Unemployment (Pew Research Center, 2010)


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