Workplace Stress Statistics

35 Workplace Stress Statistics You Need to Know [2023]


As we’re entering into the employee-focused culture era, it is increasingly important to shine a light on workers who are experiencing stress and burnout.

When a workplace lacks focus on employee well-being and productivity, it results in a stressful environment for them. In addition, workers feel that lack of motivation, lack of good performance, and disengagement. 

In this post, we’ve compiled some workplace stress statistics to understand how these factors lead to workplace stress and negatively impact the employee-manager relationship.

Employees require a clear line between work and personal lives. Therefore, the concept of “more time in the workplace means more work done” is not rational.

Managers need to understand that employees need a few hours away from work after a reasonable number of hours. They would want to spend the rest of their time relaxing with their friends and family. Expecting them to be available at that time is not a healthy idea. 

How do we resolve it?

Ensure that your organization takes a positive approach towards workplace stress. Here are a few ways to do so:

  1. Focus on activities around employee well-being: Yoga/exercise/meditation sessions can be fruitful.
  2. Create a bold line between personal and professional lives. Ensure zero calls/messages after working hours.
  3. Conduct employee engagement activities. Change the perception of a workplace that only revolves around tasks and lacks engagement.
  4. Mental health is not taboo: Clear this misconception. Offer counseling sessions and tell your employees that you care about them. Encourage more self-care activities.

💡 Tip: Trivia Virtual Water Cooler helps remote employees get to know each other and connect on a personal level.

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This BIG list of statistics is broken up into different topics like work-related stress, workplace stress trends, employee burnout statistics 2023, job burnout stats, etc. So let’s dive into these interesting and informative statistics!

Statistics on Signs of a Stressful Work Environment

1. One of the most common causes of workplace stress are workload (44%), no support (14%), new changes at work (8%). (Source

2. Around 40% of workers confirmed their job to be extremely stressful. (Source

3. 91% of workers said that being stressed negatively impacts their work quality. (Source

4. According to 41% of workers, workplace stress lessened their productivity, 33% said it made them less engaged, 15% acknowledged the fact that they were searching for a new job because of stress. (Source, 2019) 

Workplace Burnout Statistics & Personal Life

5. Approximately one million workers miss work every day due to stress. (Source)

6. Workplace stress caused difficulties to 65% of workers, and more than 10% described these as a reason behind major effects on their life. (Source)

7. More than 50% of workers are disengaged at work due to stress, leading to a loss of productivity. (Source)

8. 36% of employees claimed their organization did not do anything to help employees during burnouts. (Source)

9. 67% of all workers believe that the pandemic has worsened burnout. (Source)

10. Managers are also likely to suffer frequent/continuous burnout than individual contributors (26% of managers vs. 24% of individual contributors). (Source)

Recommended Read: 7 Effective Ideas to Help Beat Winter WFH Blues

Employee Stress Statistics

11. 83% of US workers face work stress, with 25% mentioning their job as the biggest stress in their lives. (Source)

12. 58% of employees left a job or would consider leaving due to office politics. (Source

13. Customer service professionals say that they get unhappy for a minimum of 20 minutes every work hour. (Source)  

Statistics on Causes of Workplace Stress

14. 1 out of 3 workers say that their bosses consider work to be a top priority standing above family life. (Source

15. 6 out of 10 adults found work and money a major source of stress. (Source

16. According to a third of employees, their employee expects an ideal employee to be available 24-hours a day. (Source

17. Some more common stress factors are low salaries, less opportunity for growth, unrealistic job expectations, and long working hours. (Source

18. One of the top causes is the inability to achieve a healthy work-life balance. (, 2020) 

19. Americans between the age group of 30-49 are the most stressed. (Source)

20. Middle-aged participants had a 27% increase in the belief that their financial status would be affected by stress in the 2010s compared to the 1990s. (Source)

21. 21% of respondents say their company offers no programs/initiatives to prevent or alleviate burnout.

22. People who work from home are more likely to be stress-free. (Source

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Statistics on Cost of Workplace Stress

23. Effective stress management can lead to a reduction of up to 20% of sickness absence costs. (Source

24. Workplace stress is estimated to cost the U.S. economy greater than $500 billion, and every year, 550 million workdays leave due to job stress. (Source)

25. Workplace stress results in a 50% increase in voluntary employee turnover. (Source

26. Stressed workers incur healthcare costs 2x more than the rest of the employees. (Source

Recommended Read: Top 13 Successful Employee Retention Strategies For 2022

Health Effects of Workplace Stress

27. Work-related stress causes 120,000 deaths and results in $190 billion in healthcare costs annually. (Source)

28. 18% of employed and 27% of unemployed workers mentioned struggling with mental health issues. An increase compared to the results before the pandemic (5% employed, 7% unemployed). (Source)

29. Burned-out employees are 23% more inclined towards visiting the emergency room.  (Source)

30. 76% of workers admit that workplace stress affects their mental health. (Source)

Recommended Read: Mental Health of Remote Employees: 15 Ways to Support Them

General Workplace Stress Statistics

31. According to APA’s 2021 Work and Well-being Survey, 79% of employees had experienced work-related stress in the month before the survey. (Source)

32. Burnout affects 76% of employees at least occasionally. (Source)

33. Since the pandemic started, 37% of employees say they have been working more hours than usual. (Source)

34. 64% of employees reported their organization offered support related to job stress. (Source)

35. One of the biggest causes of workplace stress is the lack of a solid work-life balance. (Source)

Avoid Employee Burnout and Workplace Stress!

Put your employees first, prioritize well-being, and lead by example. Your business may just thank you for it later. Trivia’s suite of games can help employees to take a break and have fun with their colleagues. 👇

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Dhristi Shah

I am an Associate Content Marketer at Springworks. I love writing new content that relates to and helps you all (aka my readers).

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