Depression hurts the bottom line

Absenteeism due to depression costs $23 billion in productivity

A new survey indicates that depression-related absenteeism in the workforce is responsible for more than $23 billion in lost productivity. According to a Gallup poll of 237,615 full-time and 66,010 part-time workers, the roughly 18 million people who have had a diagnosis of depression at some point in their lives missed an estimated 68 million more days collectively than their non-depressed colleagues. Here’s a look at the rate of clinical depression among the U.S. workforce: