Which workers are the most depressed?

Which Workers Are the Most Depressed?

Which Workers Are the Most Depressed?

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April 16 2015 6:05 PM

Which Workers Are the Most Depressed?

You guessed it.

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Gallup recently decided to rank the occupations in which workers are most likely to suffer from depression. The takeaway: Your boss is probably in a pretty decent psychological place. Managers, executives, and officials were the least likely to have ever been diagnosed with depression. The clerical and office staff who toil beneath them, on the other hand, were diagnosed at somewhat higher rates. Meanwhile, workers in manufacturing or service industries were the most likely to have ever been depressed. The drudgery of clocking in on an assembly line or at a cash register apparently takes a toll, just in case you were wondering.


Anyway, remember kids: Money buys happiness.  

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.