Yep, we're pretty stressed out

March 16, 2011 at 10:09 AM ET

Look around your office: Chances are at least one in three of your co-workers is stressed out.

An American Psychological Association survey released earlier this month found that 36 percent of workers regularly experience stress at work.

Money was a big stress factor, with nearly half of those surveyed saying a low salary has a big impact on their work stress.

Other common reasons included lack of opportunities to advance, a heavy workload, unrealistic job expectations and long hours.

It’s no secret that the recession and its aftermath have forced many Americans lucky enough to have a job to work harder, in some cases for less pay. Now that the economy is improving and the job market is loosening up a bit, some workers may feel like they have had enough.

About one-third of those surveyed said they intend to find a new job within the next year.

The study of about 1,500 U.S. workers was conducted by Harris Interactive in January and February.

Tip of the hat to The Daily Finance, which reported on this survey earlier this week.

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