This week: Employees are either stressed out or bored.


Number of jobs the economy has created a month in 2017. That’s the slowest in at least six years according to a CNBC report.

59 percent

American workers who report being “highly stressed” at work all the time, according to ComPsych. Almost half “come to work 1 to 4 days per year when too stressed to be effective.”

10.5 hours

Time per week that employees “admit they’re bored in the office,” according to OfficeTeam. “Male workers and those ages 18 to 34 are bored the most per week.”

10 percent

After adjusting for inflation, how much higher wages are in 2017 than they were in 1973, with annual real wage growth just below 0.2 percent, according to a Brookings report.

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