There is strong evidence to suggest that work is generally good for physical and mental health and wellbeing, taking into account the nature and quality of work and its social context and that worklessness is associated with poorer physical and mental health. On average across the county long-term unemployment is significantly lower than the England average at 0.48% compared to 0.61% in England as a whole. Despite being lower, the figure still represents more than 2000 people in the county in long term unemployment. The two districts with the highest unemployment are Corby and Kettering. The gender split suggests higher unemployment rates in females in Corby and higher rates in males in Kettering.
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