5 industries with highest suicide rates

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The suicide rate among working-aged Americans jumped 40 percent between 2000 and 2017, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Jan. 24.

For the report, the CDC analyzed suicide rates among Americans ages 16 to 64 in 32 states using 2016 data from the National Violent Death Reporting System.

The average suicide rate for men and women across all industries and occupations was 27.4 per 100,000 people and 7.7 per 100,000 people, respectively.

Healthcare fell below this average, with a male suicide rate of 18.7 per 100,000 people and a female rate of 7.5 per 100,000 people. However, nursing had the fifth highest suicide rate among occupations held by women at 10.1 per 100,000 people.

Here are the five industries with the highest suicide rates:

1. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

2. Construction

3. Other services, such as automotive repair

4. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5. Transportation and warehousing

To view the full report, click here.

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