As factory jobs shrink, young people without higher education are increasingly faced with the problem of unemployment. If you believe the latest research, video games - the main reason why people stop looking for money.

So how do games affect unemployment? Scientists - economists from Princeton, Chicago and Rochester put forward the theory that staying in a video game creates a comfort zone, so young people do not even think about finding a profession. They feel much happier, living with their parents and spending all their free time in front of the screen with a joystick in their hands.

There is enough evidence to support the theory. According to the research, 22% of men from 21 to 30 years without a bachelor's degree do not work and did not work at all. These figures create a big gap with 2010, when only 9.5% in the same situation did not seek a profession.

Instead of doing business, these people spend 75% of their "working time" on computer games. On average, such unemployed spend 8.5 hours a week in front of monitors. In the pre-crisis period, from 2014 to 2017, a man in the same situation spent only 3.5 hours a week on games.

The time spent in games grew by an average of 5 hours. It is difficult to name the main reason for such a sharp jump, but the researchers believe that they found the source.

Scientists have conducted statistics that opens their eyes to the fact that the reason for increasing the time spent for monitors is technological progress in the gaming industry, which has received significant development in comparison with the same pre-crisis period.

Many popular games look much better and more complicated, in terms of graphics performance, in comparison with what they were 10 years ago. Moreover, a new class of games was designed, modeled in such a way as to tighten the player as much as possible. Games like Destiny, Dota 2, GTAV and Friv can easily absorb gamers for hundreds or even thousands of hours.

Paying attention to the huge popularity of such games, it is not difficult to guess why people spend more and more time on video games, especially if they have endless free time due to unemployment.