Part-Time Workers Far More Likely To Be Depressed, Gallup Poll Finds


Around 1 in 6 Americans say that they've been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives. Certain groups are more likely to suffer depression, including the divorced, women, and people between the ages of 45 and 64.

But now a new a new Gallup poll identifies another possible risk factor: working part-time.

Of the 27 million part-time workers in America, 1 in 12 are currently being treated for depression, according to the Gallup poll; that's roughly 50 percent higher than the rate among full-time workers. And the poll found that a whopping 1 in 6 part-time workers has been diagnosed with depression in his or her lifetime, compared to a little over 1 in 10 for their full-time counterparts.

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