here is a 2014 to 2016 study.
and note that to be considered "employed" you only had to earn $500 in the calendar year of your overdose.
does any of the following sound like:
Contrary to popular images, the main victims of the crisis are men in their prime years with established professional careers.
Employment, income and social assistance
Almost two-thirds (66.2%) of people were not employed in the calendar year of their index overdose (Table 3), although that figure was slightly lower among people who experienced a fatal overdose (63.9%). Among people employed during the year of their index overdose, one-fifth (21.4%) were employed in construction, followed by 12.2% in administrative and support, waste management and remediation services and 11.7%, in accommodation and food services. Over the five years preceding people’s index overdose, 41% did not have paid employment, while one-fifth (20.4%) were employed in all five years (Table 3).
Approximately half (50.4%) of people received social assistance in the calendar year of their index overdose.
Health care use
In the year prior to their index overdose episode, almost 62% of people visited an emergency department, with 32% having visited three or more times in that year (Table 4).
Results indicated that, overall, people in B.C. who experienced an overdose had also experienced income and employment instability in the years that led up to their index event. Approximately 34% of this population were employed in the year of their index overdose, compared with 59.6% of the overall B.C. population, in 2016.Note33 Previous research at Statistics Canada has shown that, in general, people in B.C. who experienced a fatal overdose had earnings that were far lower than the median employment incomes for employed people in the province.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 August 2021 - 06:47 AM.