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New Poll asks Americans about how they are coping with unemployment these days……

The Poll is a New York Times/CBS Poll….It asks about major life changes, mental health issues and keep the basic necessities of life……..

While the economy IS coming back slowly…..people have suffered economically and emotionally…..

More than half of the nation’s unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs. An equal number have cut back on doctor visits or medical treatments because they are out of work.

Almost half have suffered from depression or anxiety. About 4 in 10 parents have noticed behavioral changes in their children that they attribute to their difficulties in finding work.

But the impact on their lives was not limited to the difficulty in paying bills. Almost half said unemployment had led to more conflicts or arguments with family members and friends; 55 percent have suffered from insomnia.

These people….. like us all…are the walking wounded from the economic downturn….

December 14, 2009 - Posted by | Family, Health, Media, Politics, Polls, The Economy | , ,

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