Study: 77 Percent Of Americans Stressed On The Job

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Stressed about work? Join the club.

According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 77 percent of Americans are stressed by at least one thing at work, including low pay, annoying co-workers or hefty workloads.

According to the study, based on a survey of nearly 1,000 adults, 14 percent cited low pay as the most stressful aspect of their job.

Other top sources of stress:

Commuting: 11%
Unreasonable workload: 9%
Fear of being fired or laid off: 9%
Annoying co-workers: 8%
Boss: 5%
Poor work-life balance: 5%
Lack of chances for advancement: 4%

The survey also found that 21 percent of respondents had no job stress, while married people were generally less stressed that singles.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with April’s National Stress Awareness Month.

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