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Study: Great Recession Led To Fewer Deaths

New research suggests an unexpected link between unemployment and mortality rates.
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Corrected: January 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST
A previous headline incorrectly said that the Great Recession led to fewer deaths among the unemployed. In fact, the decline in mortality is not limited to the unemployed.
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