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Subject: Need Statistic on What Percentage of Americans are Unhappy at Work
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: bernhime-ga
List Price: $6.00
Posted: 11 Jul 2006 18:41 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2006 18:41 PDT
Question ID: 745460
I am in need of a statistical estimate which can take the form of a
percent (i.e. 60%) or a number (i.e. an estimated 500,000) of
Americans who are unhappy at work. It is essential that a reference is
provided. I do not necessarily need a hard-core scientific
study. A survey conducted by an organization would work -- as long as
a reference is attached.

This is going to be incorporated into a marketing piece, so the bigger
number of unhappy worker you can come up with (and
substantiate) the better.

This stat does not have to super recentl. I'd be happy with anything
dated 2002 or later. Of course if I have a choice, recent is

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Subject: Re: Need Statistic on What Percentage of Americans are Unhappy at Work
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 11 Jul 2006 20:20 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Bernhime,

50% of employees are unsatisfied with their jobs

?According to The Conference Board, ?Americans are growing
increasingly unhappy with their jobs?.The decline in job satisfaction
is widespread among workers of all ages and across all income
brackets. Half of all Americans today say they are satisfied with
their jobs, down from nearly 60 percent in 1995. But among the 50
percent who say they are content, only 14 percent say they are ?very
satisfied.? This report, which is based on a representative sample of
5,000 U.S. households, conducted for The Conference Board by TNS, a
leading market information company (LSE: TNN), also includes
information collected independently by TNS. This information reveals
that approximately one-quarter of the American workforce is simply
?showing up to collect a paycheck.? The survey finds that job
satisfaction has declined across all income brackets in the last nine

Management Malpractice

U.S. Job Satisfaction Keeps Falling, The Conference Board Reports Today
The Conference Board, Feb. 28, 2005


According to a USA Today study ?50 percent of Americans are unhappy at
work, with the number rising as high as 66 percent on the East Coast.?

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The Gazette, (Colorado Springs), Aug 5, 2005 by DEBBIE KELLEY
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?U.S. companies certainly have a lot to gain if the results of a
recent Gallup Survey prove true. The semiannual survey of U.S.
employees said that more than 23 million Americans are unhappy at
work. Even worse, the study shows, these employees are "actively
disengaged ... sleepwalking though their workday," and accounting for
about 17 percent of the U.S. workforce. As a result, it's costing
companies--a lot. The survey estimates that the national economy loses
about $370 billion a year to ineffecient, uninvested employees.

One of the top reasons for dissatisfaction in the workplace? 
The physical work environment.?

June 23, 2006


??anywhere between 60 percent and 82 percent of Americans are unhappy at work.?

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A survey finds 8 out of 10 Americans want a new job.

?Many employees are overworked, stressed out, fed up -- and eager to
quit their jobs once the economy picks up. In fact, worker angst is so
pronounced that it has surprised even the most tuned-in human resource
Consider, for example, that more than eight in 10 workers plan to look
for a new job when the economy heats up, according to a survey by the
Society for Human Resource Professionals. While there's a difference
between looking for a new gig and actually jumping ship, that kind of
number is "very, very high," says SHRP spokesman Frank Scanlon. ?

December 30, 2003: CNN/Money


Job Satisfaction ? by Age, Income and Region

?The largest decline in overall job satisfaction, from 60.9% to 49.2%,
occurred among workers 35-44.

The second largest decline took place among workers aged 45-54, with
the satisfaction level dropping from 57.3% to 47.7%.

The smallest decline occurred among workers 65 and over. Overall job
satisfaction declined from 60.8% to 58.0%, making this group the most
satisfied with their jobs.

The largest decline in job satisfaction took place among householders
earning $25,000 to $35,000, with satisfaction falling from 55.7% to
41.4%. This income group expressed the second lowest level of overall

The second largest decline was posted by householders earning
$35,000-$50,000. This group experienced a decline from 59.7% to 46.7%.

With less than 47% of householders claiming to be satisfied with their
current job, workers in the Middle Atlantic and Mountain states are
the least satisfied workers in the U.S.

The East South Central region has the most content workers. Close to
59% of residents in these states claim they are satisfied with their

Company promotion policies and bonus plans tended to be the lowest on
the satisfaction scale.

Educational and job training programs did not fare well either. Only
30% of workers claimed to be satisfied with these types of company

Workers also rated their wages poorly, with only 33.5% of householders
expressing satisfaction with their pay.?

HRMS: Feb. 28, 2005

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I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
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