American workers are more stressed than ever before, which is why corporate wellness programs dealing with stress have mushroomed to an $8 billion industry in the US.

Let’s look at some job stress facts:

  • A 2005 Princeton Survey Research Associates study reports that 75% of employees believe workers experience more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.
  • According to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual Stress in America Survey, 65 percent of Americans cite work as a top source of stress. Only 37 percent of Americans surveyed said they were doing an excellent or very good job managing stress.
  • A 2013 survey by APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence found that more than one-third of working Americans reported experiencing chronic work stress. Just 36 percent said their organizations provide sufficient resources to help them manage stress.
  • A 2001 Gallup Poll found that 80 percent of workers