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Unemployment and depression

Posted on July 25th, 2011 by Alejandra Okie 2 Comments

Unlike in some countries around the world, in the U.S. our jobs tend to define who we are. Paid work can represent our role, our purpose, our social life and our structured time each day. Yet , nine percent of the population in the U.S. is unemployed. So what happens to a person’s mental state when they lose a job or have trouble finding one? Feelings of anxiety, sadness or depression:


Job Outlook for Latinos

Posted on June 6th, 2011 by Alejandra Okie No Comments

What will it take for the job outlook for Latinos to improve? In April 2011, the unemployment rate for Latinos was 11.8 percent, compared to 9 percent for the general population (NCLR). A recent poll found that one out of three working Latinos, more than any other group, felt insecure in their jobs. And, one in three had lost their health insurance or other benefits. The poll also found that Latinos were the most likely to be underemployed– looking for more work or better jobs