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22 June 2011

Job loss hits some harder than others

Researchers have found that people who are consistently successful in finding new work after losing a job are ultimately much better at coping with so-called "serial joblessness".

In terms of self-esteem, new British research suggests that repeated bouts of unemployment don't affect everyone in the same way.

"These findings suggest that if people find work after losing their job the first time, then they are more confident in their ability to get a job if they are unemployed for a second or third time," Booker said. "Levels of distress seem to increase most for those who have been out of the labour market for a while and then have repeated unsuccessful attempts to go back to work."

 
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