The Cost of Stress
Job stress costs American companies and workers an estimated $300 billion annually, but it also brings professional and personal consequences. Employees say stress and anxiety most often impacts their workplace performance (56 percent), relationship with coworkers and peers (51 percent), quality of work (50 percent) and relationships with superiors (43 percent).
- 62 percent of US workers say their job is their main source of stress
- 1 in 4 workers have taken a mental health day off from work to cope with stress
- 41 percent of workers took longer to do what was expected due to stress-induced sleep problems
- More than three-fourths of American workers who say stress interferes with their work say it carries over to their personal life, particularly men (83 percent vs. 72 percent for women).
- Seven in 10 of these adults report that workplace stress affects their personal relationships, mainly with their spouses, and predominately men more than women.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Source