Unemployment linked to worse mental health

A new survey suggests that unemployed people experience far more mental distress than those with work, reports news agency TT.

HR firm Wise Group commissioned a survey, in which 38 percent of unemployed respondents said they had a hard time as regards mental health. Only 17 percent of those with jobs said the same thing.

And the main factor affecting mental health for those in work is how they are treated by their boss - trouble at home comes a full five places behind.

Recent figures from the social insurance agency Försäkringskassan also indicate that mental health is bigger problem in Sweden, causing more absence from work than in past years.

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