Londoners are the unhappiest in their jobs of all UK inhabitants, new research has indicated.
A survey of more than 1,600 workers by recruitment-agency rating firm Hirescores.com, found that 74% of staff in the capital think about trying to find a new job every day.
Workers in the rural South West are the happiest in their work, with only 11% saying they are unhappy enough to daydream about alternative employment on a daily basis.
Lisette Howlett MD at Hirescores said: “Despite its pockets of wealthy areas and high-paying jobs, it looks as though London is a place where the majority of workers are actually unhappy with their current employment.
“This may be due to a combination of factors such as the high cost of living, potentially poor work-life balance, and current uncertainty about jobs due to the sudden financial downturn.”
Full league table of unhappy employees
- London – 74%
- South East – 69%
- Northern Ireland – 51%
- North East – 48%
- Midlands – 36%
- Wales – 32%
- North West – 27%
- Scotland – 18%
- South West – 11%