Poll: Umemployed Feel Traumatized by Job Loss

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A new survey shows that losing one's job hurts more than the bank account, but it can also affect the psyche.

A poll of recently unemployed workers reveals that many feel traumatized by the loss.

The report released Thursday by researchers at Rutgers University is based on a survey of 1,200 unemployed Americans looking for a job for the past 12 months.
    
Two-thirds said they are depressed.

More than half said they had to borrow money from friends of relatives.

One-fourth said they have skipped mortgage or rent payments.
    
Most of those who are receiving unemployment fear the benefits will run out before they find a new job.

The survey also found that the job loss has affected more affluent workers and educated professionals hard. More than an quarter of those unemployed for the first time earned at least $75,000 a year.

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