UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUNG ADULTS LINKED TO HIGHER DEPRESSION: U.S. STUDY

Mar 20, 2015

By Jane Brown

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It could be important news for zoomer parents of young adults.

Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta found adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are out of a job are THREE times more likely to suffer from depression.

They followed 1500 people in this age group and found a strong link between unemployment and mental health issues.

In Canada, the jobless rate for young people between the ages of 15-24 sits at 13.3 per cent, more than double the national average.

Depression can lead to disability, reduced quality of life and increased risk for physical health problems.

The study is published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

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