Friday, May 8, 2009

Warning Job Loss is Bad for Your Health

Today the New York Times reported on a Harvard study that speculates that becoming unemployed is bad for your health.

The study focuses on 8,125 people and found that the rate of health issues (including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease) occurred almost twice as much in people who unexpectedly lost their job than people who were continously employed. This increase in health issues occurred even if people quickly found new jobs after getting the axe.

Let's hope that most of these folks were still covered by COBRA or some sort of health insurance!

1 comment:

Layoff Moveon said...

I wonder if there is any difference between stress related health issues and people who've been laid off and the rest of the stressed out population?