New Poll Quantifies Effects of Unemployment

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

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