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Being unemployed puts you under a lot of stress. Here are some of the main causes of the stress of unemployment. Check the ones that apply to you.

Stress has an impact on your health. Here are a few of the ways that the stress of unemployment may show up in your life. Which of them apply to you?

  Loss of wages and benefits

 

  Getting sick more often

  Loss of a work family

  Feeling tired all the time

 

  Loss of control in life

  Having more headaches

 

  Years of work not recognized

  Back and stomach problems

 

  Loss of a daily routine

  Having trouble sleeping

 

  Facing job search rejection

  Feeling shaky and dizzy

 

  Lack of marketable skills

  Arthritis

 

  Isolation from other people

  High blood pressure

 

  Racial discrimination

  Heart attacks and strokes

 

  Sexual discrimination

  Sexual problems

 

  Age discrimination

  Can’t relax without T.V.

 

  Uncertain economy

  Increased use of alcohol

 

  Not knowing what to expect

  Nervousness and irritability

 

  New role in the family

  Not interested in anything

 

  Fear of tests and classes

  Getting angry more easily

 

  Hassles with bureaucracies

  Feeling out of control

 

  Starting over again

  Feeling useless and unwanted

 

  No medical benefits

  Feeling powerless

 

  Lack of respect from family

  Generally depressed

 


 If you have checked more than two boxes in either column, you are probably experiencing the stress of unemployment, and you are not alone.  Everyone who has lost a job experiences many of these same stressors and physical symptoms.

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