Post-pandemic life has thrown up a lot of questions about what we actually want from our futures, whether that’s surrounding relationships, homes or even our careers. So it’s no huge shocker to find that a survey from Indeed’s Work Happiness Score found that 36% of Brits are miserable in their jobs.
The research also found that only 27% of us are happy ‘most of the time’ in our roles, with 72% admitting that their job has a negative impact on their overall wellbeing and mental health.
What is the Work Happiness Score? It’s described as “a new way of understanding how employees feel at work – and why. It uses a scoring system, similar to company reviews and ratings, but gives richer insight into what matters most to job seekers and employees today”.
Alongside all these stats, Indeed also discovered which job sectors created the happiest employees and which created the unhappiest. You can scroll down to find the top 10 of each below.
The 10 happiest sectors according to the survey
- Aerospace & defense
- Media & communications
- Government & public administration
- Information technology
- Nonprofit & NGO
- Human resources & staffing
- Personal consumer services
- Hotels, travel & accommodation
The 10 least happy sectors according to the survey
- Real estate
- Management & consulting
- Restaurants & food services
- Transportation & logistics
- Arts, entertainment & recreation
- Retail & wholesale