Monday, October 15, 2007

Government Survey on Depression in Workplace

You probably saw the newly releaesd government survey in the news this past weekend about depression in the workplace. If, like me, you're always curious to look at the larger data (which breaks down info by age, gender, and occupation), here's the link:

BTW - U.S. companies lose an estimated $30 to $44 billion dollars per year because of employee depression.

If you didn't see it, here are some highlights:
  • The highest rates of past year Major Depression Episodes among female full-time workers aged 18 to 64 were found in the food preparation and serving related occupations (14.8 percent).
  • The highest rates among male full-time workers aged 18 to 64 were found in the arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6.7 percent)
  • The highest category overall for employees with depression was Personal Care and Service. The occupations with the least depression: Engineering, Architecture, and Surveyors

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