Money worries are a common cause of stress, anxiety and other health issues, so how do the local employment stats stack up?
Research carried out by Quids in!, the money management magazine, found that people who are working age and not in full-time employment are at particular risk of mental and physical illness and that because of money worries:
- 44% More than two in five were skipping meals
- 51% More than half were turning off heating despite being cold
- 58% Almost three in five felt frightened, anxious or depressed
- 28% While almost a third felt physically ill