Labor Law Guy

Shocking News: Lose Your Job, Lose Your Life

Posted in Random Musings by laborlawguy on July 2, 2009

Losing one’s job shortens one’s life by up to a year and a half, according to recent studies. A job loss also often results in stress-related health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

The effects of job loss occur whether the loss came as a result of targeted layoffs, company closings, or individual terminations.

Another finding is–here’s the double whammy!–that periods of financial instability, often associated with unemployment, also lead to increased mortality.

While we’re having a go at health care, maybe we should focus on death care reform at the same time.

Sorry, just a bad joke as I think back over my own experience with job loss(es) the past decade or so.


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