Work Stress Stats By SSR

83% of US workers suffer from work-related stress. 51% of workers in low-paying jobs reported being stressed, while 41% were for high-paying workers.

General stats

9/10 global employees reported experiencing anxiety. 3/10 stressed office workers feel they will burn out in the next 12 months.

40% of employees who suffer from stress have talked to their employer about it. 34% of workers don’t feel safe reporting stress as they think it’d be interpreted as a lack of interest to do the activity.

Work stress stats by gender

62% of working women in the U.S. and Canada reported daily feelings of stress compared with 52% of men.

Americans aged 30-49 are the most stressed age group (65%), followed by ones aged 15-29 (64%) while 44% of people older than 50 reported feeling stressed out.

Work stress stats by industry

- Marketing & Advertising - - Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation  - Wholesale & Retail - Telecommunications  - Military & Public Safety  - Hotel, Food Services, & Hospitality Technology  - Publishing, Broadcasting, & Journalism

Cost of Work Stress

Stress, anxiety, and depression cost the global economy around $1 trillion in lost productivity.  US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress. Companies spend around 75% of a worker’s annual salary to cover lost productivity or to replace workers.

What are the signs?

63% of US workers are ready to quit their jobs due to stress, and 16% of workers have already quit a past job due to stress.

Someone has walked out the door

91% of respondents said that feeling overwhelmingly stressed negatively affects the quality of their work.

Errors are on the rise

33% said it made them less engaged.

Less engaged employees

Over 50% said they often have 12-hour workdays.

Overtime is becoming the norm

Over 50% frequently skip lunch because of job stress and demands.

Employees skip meals

About one million Americans miss work each day because of stress.

Staff members are frequently out sick

Top Culprits?

80% of workers in the US were stressed as a result of ineffective company communication. Over 60% of workers have left a job or would leave one over a bad boss.  58% of employees have left a job or would consider leaving because of negative office politics.

How to stop burnout?

80% of remote employees say they are “not anxious at all” or “stressed to a modest degree.”

Work flexibility

Have the right employee recognition and rewards tools can be a great help.

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