Tag Archives: unemployment

Unemployment Makes Health Worse. Recession Makes It Better?

Getting laid off, job insecurity, and long-term unemployment are hazardous to your health. So why do health measures for statewide populations tend to improve during economic downturns? Job loss is associated with a 73 percent increase in mortality risk — the equivalent of adding 10 years to a person’s age, according to a 2014 study from… Read More »

Getting Axed Is Hazardous To Your Health

You look to your job not only for income and benefits, but also for purpose, social interaction, and daily routine. These influence your health, and the loss of them — or the threat of losing them — can suck the life right out of you. Every day, millions of Americans either look for work or… Read More »

Mapping Workplace Gremlins to Health, Costs, and Mortality

The workplace gremlins that threaten employee health include long work hours, job insecurity, low job control, high job demands, unemployment, shift work, work-family conflict, inadequate workplace social support, and unfair treatment. These can be bucketed in various ways, but whatever you call them, they are the work conditions — controllable by employers — that research has consistently shown to influence employee health and well-being.… Read More »