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Employees with Depression Miss Nearly Twice as Many Work Days

Fibro Daily July 28, 2013

According to data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, people with depression miss nearly twice as many work days as those who have never been depressed. Employees who have or have had depression, 10.8 percent of the workforce, miss 8.7 workdays each year, on average, due to poor health. Employees who have never had depression on miss 4.6 workdays each year, on average, due to poor health.

Part-time employees face an even higher rate of having had depression, 16.6 percent, and they miss on average 13.7 work days per year.

Read more: Depression Doubles Missed Work Days

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