Depression and Employment

In a recent report of the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index, a survey conducted by landline or cell phone interview between January 1 and July 25, 2013 of a random sample of 101,195 American adults who have depression, Alyssa Brown and Kyley McGeeney say that "being unemployed, out of the workforce, or working part-time but wanting to work full-time are strong indicators of depression."

Respondents who report being out of the workforce are the most likely to be depressed (16.6%), followed by those who report being unemployed (11.4%) and part-time workers who prefer full-time work (10.6%). 

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Sue Hodge

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