Facts About Workplace Stress

Workplace stress costs the nation more than $300 billion each year in health care, missed work and stress reduction efforts.
(Source: American Institute of Stress)

Only 45 percent (Source: BLS) of private-sector employees are covered by or participate in employer-sponsored programs, employers who provide health insurance benefits experienced on average cost of $3,80 per hour for participating employees in 2003. That cost has more than doubled in four years.
(Source: Employment Policy Foundation, Employment Trends)

1 out of 5 workers are at risk for stress related health problems.
(Source: LLuminari® Landmark Study)

1 in 10 are so tired at the end of the work day that they do not enjoy their non-work time.
(Source: LLuminari® Landmark Study)

1 in 5 stated that their work regularly interfered with their responsibilities at home and kept them from spending time with their family.
(Source: LLuminari® Landmark Study)

Workers who report they are stressed incur health care costs that are 46 percent higher, or $600 more per person, than other employees.
(Source: NIOSH)

The risk of a heart attack doubled among permanent after a major round of downsizing, with the risk growing to five times normal after four years.
(British Medical Journal, Feb 2004)