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UK – Scots are the happiest at work

19 July 2012

Scottish workers are the happiest at work with 45% claiming they enjoy their professional life compared to only 28% of those in the West Midlands, new research by Office Angel, part of the Adecco Group, has found today.

“On the whole people are happy in the UK but it’s north of the border that the UK’s happiest are to be found. This summer is a summer all about celebration and so if morale at work is taking a dip, now is the time to engage the whole workforce – which is better for productivity, fostering loyalty and making your team a happy, winning team,” said Steve Kirkpatrick, Managing Director of Office Angels.

Londoners (41%) are not doing badly taking the third place when it comes to happiness at work with people from Yorkshire (42%) slightly ahead.

Overall, more than a third of UK workers (36%) said they are happy in their current jobs while 30% are at the opposite end, saying their jobs make them feel unhappy. Men (39%) are slightly happier with their work life than women (35%).

Those aged 55 and above are particularly content with work with 44% claiming to be happy, compared with 35% of those aged 16 to 24.  Yet a quarter of over 55s still feel miserable about their jobs while the proportion is larger among 16 to 24 year olds at over a third (33%).

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