Dec 4, 2017 at 12:00am ET By Alyssa Walker

In public service in the UK? Welfare? Healthcare? Education?

A new report cites that teaching and nursing are among the most stressful jobs in the UK.

The report, published by Health and Safety Executive found that women were more likely to suffer from work-related anxiety, stress, or depression.

The report found that for every 100,000 workers, 1,880 women had work-related stress, depression, or anxiety, compared to 1,170 men.

Based on the figures, the UK lost 12.5 million working days in 2016-2017—or 49 percent of all sick days taken.

Over four percent of all welfare professionals reported stress, followed by three percent of nurses and midwives and 2.6 percent of teachers.

Other professions with high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression included business research and administration.

The survey questioned 37,000 British households per quarter and asked about the main causes of stress at work as related to pressure and responsibility.


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Alyssa Walker is a freelance writer, educator, and nonprofit consultant. She lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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