Study: Recession Leaves Unemployed Traumatized, Depressed

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A new study finds that the recession is taking more than just a financial toll.

A report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University says the psychological toll for those who lost jobs in the economic downturn has been nearly as devastating.

Researchers conducted a survey that found a majority of recently unemployed Americans feel "traumatized" as they cope with serious financial and psychological issues. Two-thirds of respondents reported being depressed.

The report released Thursday says just 40 percent received unemployment insurance, and 83 percent of those who got aid are concerned their benefits will run out before they find a job.


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