“State of Stress” Report Issued by Rutgers

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Rutgers University Center for State Health Policy has issued a report based on its 2017 NJ Health & Well-Being Poll which is focused on determinants of health and overall well-being in New Jersey.  Although New Jerseyans report about the same level of stress as people across the nation, the report shows that they are most stressed about their ability to pay their bills, not having enough time to do the things they want, or need, to do, and their jobs.

The bottom line: Stress costs U.S. employers roughly $300 billion a year as a result of absenteeism, reduced productivity levels, and employee turnover. Employers are also paying higher medical and insurance bills, as job stress prompts longer periods of employee disability than other types of work-related injuries or illnesses do. The following are reported to cause workplace stress:

•    workload (46 percent),
•    conflicts with co-workers or supervisors (28 percent),
•    juggling personal and work time (20 percent),
•    lack of job security (6 percent).

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