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Work-related stress, depression or anxiety - latest stats

Posted on Mar 29, 2019


In a recent survey, the rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety has shown signs of increasing in recent years. Working days lost due to stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 57% of all working days lost due to ill health.

These estimates of work-related stress, depression or anxiety are based on self-reports from the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Key Stats:

  • 595,000 workers reported suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2017/18

  • 239,000 workers reported suffering from a new case of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18

  • 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18

Breakdown:

Stress, depression or anxiety by cause, averaged 2009/10 – 2011/12:

  • Workload: 44%

  • Lack of support: 14%

  • Violence, threats or bullying: 13%

  • Changes at work: 8%

  • Other: 21%

Source: HSE

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