Being out of work is stressful. Being married may make those worries weigh even heavier. Unemployed husbands and wives recently surveyed noted experiencing stress more often than single job seekers, 81% to 51% respectively.
The poll of 2,261 U.S. adults, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of employer information website Glassdoor.com, also found that more than a third of both employed and unemployed respondents said stress associated with work or finding work caused physical or emotional symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia and high blood pressure.
The highest rates of stress were reported among those ages 35 to 44. Two-thirds of respondents said the stress affected other areas of their lives. Nearly 40% of job hunters said it hindered their personal relationships with friends and family, while almost a quarter said work-related stress had an effect on their relationships as well.