Without a paycheck coming in, you’re losing a considerable chunk of change every week, but did you know that the costs of being unemployed are far greater than a missing paycheck? The true costs of unemployment may very well surprise you, but is important to know. Do you have a savings built up? Do you want to lose your confidence and all of the skills that you’ve attained? These are just a few of the costs of unemployment.
- Because we take pride in our work, our self-esteem is in jeopardy when we lose our jobs.
- Checking with a temp agency for temporary employment while you’re between jobs can help bring some income in.
- Taking classes at a community college in your neighborhood will keep your skills honed while you look for work.
“Being unemployed has drawbacks besides the loss of a steady paycheck, so plan accordingly. Finding a new job takes time.”