The economic reports about American claims of prosperity and better conditions do not match with reality, for no amount of propaganda can cover for how people have to work more for less money they can purchase less with at increased prices. This has naturally worsened home life stress, strained family ties and communal bonds, and made the things called life harder to live. Stresses such as these are often related to forms of self-abuse in many different ways, including the taking of one’s own life. It is with concern then that according to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide rates have increased by forty percent over seventeen years with the largest concentration of this among blue-collar workers.
The suicide rate has surged 40% in the U.S. over less than two decades, with blue-collar workers — particularly mining, oilfield, construction and auto-repair workers — at a significantly higher risk, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC analyzed suicide rates by industry and occupational groups by gender using data from the 32 states that participated in the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. Researchers examined the suicide rates by profession for 20,975 people between the ages of 16 and 64. For both men and women, construction and “extraction” workers, mostly in the mining or oil and gas fields, had the highest suicide rates, the CDC found in research published Thursday. (source)