A new study featured on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times attempts to quantify unemployment’s impact on jobless individuals. As one of those unlucky individuals (though I was not part of the study), I can’t say that many of the study’s finding surprised me. But, for those who still have jobs, it’s an interesting look at what the 15.4 million unemployed Americans are enduring.
The tables below summarizes the study’s findings, which polled 1,650 adults, 708 of whom were unemployed at the time.
The results are organized into seven categories:
- Financial impact
- Emotional impact
- Children and household
- Job market going forward
- Job search
- Concerns of the unemployed
- Outlook on economy/stimulus
The poll was conducted December 4 – 10, 2009.
All results are expressed as percentages. Due to the study’s margin or error, not all percentages will equal 100%.
The entire study, entitled “The Price of 10% Unemployment: Polling the Jobless” is available for download here. The PDF not only includes the results I’ve summarized above, but also contains the 96 questions posed to respondents.