Is unemployment hazardous to your health?

November 30, 2014 11:00 AM

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Is unemployment hazardous to your health?

Eat healthy foods, get plenty of rest, exercise regularly… and go to work? The health effects of our diet, sleep patterns and activity levels are well-known, but there is evidence that having a stable job is just as important to our well-being.

In September, the unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s the first time that number has fallen below 6 percent since July 2008, just prior to the recession. This means fewer Americans are unemployed and actively seeking work. But it also means there ...

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