Nearly 1 million people were out of the workforce because of opioid addiction in 2015, according to study

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2018

(The Washington Post, March 27) A new study highlights the significant impact drugs have had on American workers.American workforce

Almost 1 million (919,400) people between 25 and 54-years-old were absent from the workforce because of opioid addiction in 2015, according a recently released study from the American Action Forum.

In addition, between 1999 and 2015 the loss of employees cost the economy $702 billion. Read more.

 

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