In a new study carried out by the Office for National Statistics, it was found that 45 per cent of unemployed people rate their life satisfaction as below seven out of ten, which is more than double the proportion seen among employed people, where just 20 per cent of people rate life satisfaction as lower than seven out of ten.
However, employment does not necessarily equate to happiness, and is linked to how people perform and are valued in the workplace.
Workers whose senior managers consult them about important decisions had a mean satisfaction rating of 7.8, while this was just 5.7 among staff who were not consulted.
Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said the data highlights the importance of having a job to a person's overall sense of wellbeing.
"Getting more people into work should boost national happiness - but there's also a huge amount more happiness to be had if people who already have jobs can be managed better," he added.
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