Year: 2015 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2015).45(2):217Ð229. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12116 SIEC No: 20150179

The relationship between unemployment and suicide has changed over time and in particular during the Great Recession. Using state-level panel data covering the years 1979Ð2010, the study indicates that unemployment’s impact was insignificant during the first half of the sample period, but was highly significant during the second half.