Unemployment draining America's mental health

Survey finds Americans who are considered long-term unemployed are more likely to be depressed.

    The US government says the economy is continuing to recover, following the sharpest downturn in decades.

    But many Americans are still struggling to find jobs.
     
    A new research shows long-term joblessness is not just a drag on the country's finances but also a drain on the nation’s mental health.
     
    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.