Nearly nine in 10 workers are impacted by cost of living crisis

21% struggle with depression

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 1 min read

Nearly nine in 10 workers (86%) have been negatively affected by cost of living pressures, which is up from 77% last year, according to research by Unum UK.

A survey of 3,025 full-time and part-time British employees by the employee benefits provider, conducted by Censuswide, found that nearly half of respondents (46%) were worried about their finances on a daily basis. The strain of cost of living extended beyond financial discomfort as many workers also struggled with depression (21%), they were physically tired and struggled with low energy (37%) and felt socially withdrawn (18%). Jane Hulme, HR director at Unum UK, commented: "Our research has once again highlighted without question the immense toll that the cost-of-living crisis cont...

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