Woman stressed out Younger employees reported higher increases in stress levels than older workers—for example, burnout symptoms were up 64% in those under age 30, while up 22% for those over 30. (Photo: Rommel Canlas/Shutterstock.com)

As stress continues to be a major concern for workers’ well-being, a new study underscores the importance of employer support. The study, published by digital wellness company meQuilibrium, surveyed more than 5,000 workers and managers.

At a time when there are many reports of burnout among workers, the new study confirmed that the second year of the pandemic continues to bring high levels workplace stress. The survey found a 21% rise in burnout and a 17% increase in somatic stress symptoms—physical symptoms of stress such as shoulder or neck pain.

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