Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Most People Regain Happiness After Job Loss

A new study in Germany reported that within a year of losing a job, most people return to their former level of happiness. Sixty-nine percent of the participants who were originally distressed about losing their jobs said that they had recovered in about a year.

Another 13%, however, were still unhappy. This group remained depressed and were least likely to be re-employed.

What the study did not take into account was:
How these figures translate in the United States;
The influence of age; and
The nature of the work and whether the people can be retrained.

No comments: