Is it possible to connect job insecurity to depression? According to a recent study, the answer is yes. The purpose of this document is to identify a connection between depression induced by concerns over job loss and medical expenditures, within the context of the recent recession and labor market in Washington. This fact sheet explains 1) the labor market situation in the state of Washington using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2) how healthcare expenditures vary with economic cycles, and 3) the differences in healthcare expenditures between employed and unemployed individuals.
Health and Wellness
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