03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Poll Describes Traumas Of Joblessness In U.S.

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.

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