Study: Suicide rate shot up since recession

ST. PETERSBURG - A new study has found a direct correlation between the sharp jump in suicides rate and unemployment, the New York Time reports.

The suicide spiked four times more quickly between 2008 and 2010 than in years before, with an additional 1,500 deaths yearly.

For every one percent the unemployment rate increased, the suicide rate followed suit, according to The Lancet, a medical journal.

Between 1999 to 2007, the suicide rate was increasing an average of .12 deaths per 100,000. In 2008, it jumped to .51 per 100,000 people.

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