Three charts that will change the way you think about workplace stress

Workplace stress is a bigger problem than many of us realise. Here are three charts which demonstrate the scale of the problem in North America and one statistic which illustrates the situation in the UK.

Level of stress reported by employees in North America in 2013

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Loss of productivity among employees in North America due to stress in 2013

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© Statistica

Impact of stress on work attendance reported by employees in North America in 2013

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© Statistica

And in the UK..

In 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work related ill health cases and 43% of all working days lost due to ill health. 

The above charts were created using data from 5,192 employees in North America. The research was conducted by ComPsych.