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46% of employees in Albania experience daily stress, the first in Europe who want to quit their jobs

46% of employees in Albania experience daily stress, the first in Europe who

46% of employees in the country experience daily stress at work.

We are the sixth in Europe, after Northern Cyprus*, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, Luxembourg, but the most stressed than all other Balkan countries.

On the other hand, even though they have a job, 42% of employees in Albania think of leaving it and are constantly looking for a new job. In Europe, Albanian employees are the first to want to quit their jobs. The second after us are the Italians, with 41%.

The data was made known by a recent Gallup report "State of the Global Workplace".

Even in the other components taken in the study on the state of the workplace, we are not better.

20% of Albanian employees experience daily anger, according to the report we are more angry than a year ago. Macedonians and Montenegrins are among the angriest in Europe. They get angry quickly, but experience it with less stress.

19% of Albanian employees experience daily sadness. Despite the stress, anger and sadness in the workplace, 27% of them are engaged employees, the second in Europe, after Romania.

On the other hand, regarding the climate in the labor market, 54% of employees think that it is a good time to find a new job.

Regarding development, growth in the workplace, we are among the last in Europe, only 34% of employees in the country are experiencing "positive progress" in the workplace.


While work can add stress, sadness, and anger to our lives, some also find fulfillment, purpose, and happiness through work.

According to Gallup's report, 34% of the respondents in the survey in the global report say that they are "developing" while 58% say that they are "not feeling so good in the workplace". About 8% of respondents globally admit that they are "suffering" at work.

Those who have progressed positively report “fewer health problems and less worry, stress, sadness, loneliness, depression and anger. They report more hope, happiness, energy, interest and respect," according to the study, which is based on the overall life assessment, which combines respondents' perceptions of where they stand now and in the future.

The study sought to assess the mental health and well-being of employees, and measures engagement through positive experiences such as positive performance and satisfaction, as well as negative experiences such as stress, anger, worry, sadness and loneliness.

The Gallup World Poll surveyed the world's adult population in more than 160 countries and territories around the world. Data for this report collected in 2023 included results from more than 128,000 employed respondents.

European countries dominated the list with seven of them being part of the top 10. The region recorded the lowest percentage of employees who said they were “actively looking at or looking for a new job” and the second-lowest percentage of employees “experiencing daily sadness,” according to the report.

Notably, Europe also recorded the "lowest regional percentage of engaged employees", reaching 13%, but the region is known for strong workplace protections, the report pointed out.

In contrast, the United States ranks lowest in job protection but highest in employee engagement, according to the study.

"People often compare the 'work to live' culture of Western Europe with the 'live to work' mentality of the United States," the report says. After all, "engaged workers in countries with substantial labor rights laws have the strongest emotional health."

Australia was in the top 10 with 60% of respondents saying they were developed and 21% saying they were engaged at work. In Costa Rica, 62% of respondents reported positive progress, while 34% said they were "engaged" at work./ Monitor

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