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The nationwide study shows 32% of workers have suffered redundancy at some stage in their career – which equates to more than 9.3 million staff - while 23% or 6.7 million people have been off work for periods longer than four weeks.
Men are more likely to have suffered redundancy with 36% of male employees losing their jobs compared to 27% of female staff, while women are more likely to have suffered long-term illness with 26% of female staff being forced to take time off compared with 21% of men.
Across the country, workers in Scotland reported the highest rate of long-term ill health at 28% falling to 18% - the lowest rate - for those living in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
But workers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are the most likely to have suffered redundancy with 39% reporting losing their jobs, while employees in London are the least likely to be made redundant at 21%.
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