A divorce hurts the couple and the community financially. The couple will have about a $19,000 loss and the community another $30,000 per divorce. According to Dr. John Curtis, author of "Happily Un-Married," an average employee making $20 per hour would cost the company more than $8,000. One survey, "The effect of marital dissolution on the labor supply of males and females," for the Journal of Socio-Economics (Mueller, 2005) found that employees lost an average of more than 168 hours of work time, equivalent to being fully absent for four weeks in one calendar year.
From "Healthy marriages key to employee health" by John Phillips of Community Marriage Builders, via Deborah Moskovitch at Huffington Post. [The other numbers quoted may be from the two sources mentioned above or from another book cited in the article, The Case for Marriage, by Maggie Gallagher and Linda Waite.]