A poll of unemployed adults released Tuesday by New York Times/CBS News reveals the vast impact joblessness has on Americans. The poll surveyed 708 unemployed adults from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10 and highlights the multitude of traumas and peripheral effects of those facing unemployment in the U.S.
Here are a few highlights of the poll:
- More than half of the nation's unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives
- 4 in 10 parents have noticed behavioral changes in their children they attribute to difficulties in finding work.
- A quarter of those polled said they had either lost their home or been threatened with foreclosure or eviction
- 55 percent have suffered from insomnia
To read the full survey, visit the New York Times.