Three out of five stressed by their job and on average 1,320 per 100,000 people report stress at work
According to Workwear Giant's Job Quality Index, customer service representative is the sector most likely to report stress - with 2,770 reporting stress levels above the national average level - followed by welfare (2,760), housing association (1,730), legal professionals (1,720) and teaching (1,700).
The Index also found that teachers and education professionals are most likely to work overtime on a weekly basis - 12.5 hours extra per week - followed by legal professionals (9.6 hours), then managers, directors and senior officials (9.2 hours), with welfare professionals and housing associations ranking joint fifth (8.6 hours).
The Job Quality Index scores three dimensions - earnings, stress levels and unpaid overtime - out of five whilst using the national averages as a comparison.
It found that on average 1,320 people per 100,000 report stress to their workplace, while the Perkbox 2018 UK Workplace Stress Survey reports that three out of five Brits (59%) are stressed out by their job.
A study by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2018 found that the average Briton will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days of overtime in their lifetime.
The full Workwear Giant report findings can be found here.
Today is National Stress Awareness Day and April is National Stress Awareness Month. Read about five ways to reduce stress at work here.
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