Unemployment affects not just the person himself but also his/her family and in the long run the society where he lives. Unemployment brings with it despair, unhappiness and anguish. It forces people to live their lives in a way they do not wish to – The life expectancy is negatively affected. Life expectancy is the ease by which people living in a time/place are able to satisfy their needs/wants. Here are the main aspects: Mental health like low self-confidence, feeling unworthy, depression and hopelessness. With the lost income and the frustration involved in it, the recently unemployed may develop negative attitudes, emotions could be – low self-esteem, inadequateness and feeling dejected and hopeless the unemployment overall tension can increase dramatically general health issues of individuals.
Tension, quarrels and arguments at home may hurt human relations and increased numbers of divorces etc. Unemployment also brings up discontent and frustration amongst the tax paying citizens. It may also increase rate of crimes, suicide attempts and actual suicides as well. Unemployment may bring a decrease in social interactions with other people, including friends. The unemployed is not able to put his/her skills to use. And in a situation where it goes on for too long the person may have to lose some of his/her skills.