March 14, 2014
Eleven financial professionals have committed suicide so far this year — provoking considerable alarm that these suicides are part of a growing trend and might even foreshadow impending economic doom.
The latest downcast soul to depart from this earth was a Manhattan trader who threw himself in front of an early morning Long Island subway train.
But the data says that these deaths — which have included several building plunges — correspond with existing figures on the percentage of bankers and investors who kill themselves every year.
Financial workers have a particularly high rate of suicide, according to statistics given by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, with the second largest amount of suicides among all professions for the 4 most recent years the CDC assessed suicides by occupation.
This article was posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:04 am