Unemployment Effects: No Job? No Friends!


Let's face it, it doesn't take a scientific study for people to know that being out of work for a long time is no picnic.

But, a new study by the Pew Research Center delves into just how bad it can be, and we're not just talking about a lack of money.

The title of the study sums it up pretty well: "The Impact of Long-term Unemployment: Lost Income, Lost Friends, and Loss of Self-respect." People who remain unemployed for more than six months see a much greater impact on their lives, with one of the biggest issues being losing your friends and your self esteem.