Rate of suicide increasing in American workers, says Center for Disease Control

The suicide rate among the American working class is increasing rapidly.

A new study from the Center for Disease Control shows the rate of suicide among the U.S. working age population has increased by thirty-four-percent.

The occupations that showed the highest rates among men were construction and extraction jobs. Among women, it was the arts, design, entertainment, sports and media jobs. Those were also second on the list for men.

From 2012 to 2015 the suicide rate for females in food preparation and serving related jobs increased the most at fifty-four percent.

Education, teaching and library occupations had the lowest suicide rate for both men and women.