16 More Albertans Die By Suicide For Every 1% Increase In Unemployment, Report Finds

September 27th, 2019 – Original publish date.

This is incredibly important to rationalize.

The Edmonton Star reported,

“According to Kneebone, every one per cent increase in the unemployment rate in Alberta correlates with a 2.8 per cent increase in the suicide rate.

Alberta’s suicide rate is already significantly higher than other provinces, Kneebone said,

“In 2017, for example, in Alberta, if you take 100,000 people, 15 of those 100,000 people will choose to commit suicide, whereas in Ontario, it’s only about 10 people,” said Kneebone, adding the suicide rate averaged across Canada is 11.4 per 100,000 people.”

It really is one or the other. Although, human rights should be the bottom line, either way.

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