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. The main aspects include depleting mental health, 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 and emotions, low self-es- teem, inadequateness and feeling dejected and hopeless. The unemployment’s overall tension can increase dramatically general health issues of individuals. But tension, quarrels and arguments at home may lead to tension and increased number of divorces etc.
Loss of trust in administration and the government may lead to political instability. Unemployment also brings up discontent and frustration amongst the taxpaying citizens. It may also increase in the rate of crime, increase in the rate of suicide attempts and actual suicides as well. Unemployment may bring a decrease in social outings and interactions with other people, including friends and thus also the living standard of people with the salaries packages and income reduced. 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.