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21% Of Unemployed Adults Unable To Work Due To Depression, Anxiety, Or Emotional Problems

Among the estimated 20.1 million unemployed working age adults (ages 18 to 64) in the United States in 2013, about 21% had depression, anxiety, or emotional problems severe enough to cause “work disability” that renders the person unable to work full- time. The 20.1 million adults with a work disability constitute about 10.4% of all working age adults. Mental health problems were the second most common cause of work disability. Musculoskeletal conditions were the most common causes of work disability, …

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