Striking Suicide Rates Among America’s Working Class Men, Says CDC

Suicide rates of working Americans have skyrocketed nearly 40 percent over the last two decades prior according to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to this remarkable increase, another major finding was male, blue-collar workers experiencing considerably higher rates of suicide than their employed counterparts.  The study highlights industries with anomalously high suicide rates, chiefly blue collar:  Compared with rates in the total study population, suicide rates were significantly higher in five major industry groups: 1) Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction (males); 2) Construction (males); 3) Other Services (e.g., automotive