Business owners are the happiest workers in America, according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll data collected from January to August. Transportation and manufacturing workers have the lowest overall well-being.
Some other observations:
- The three occupations with the highest levels of well-being are those with the highest household income.
- Self-employed workers also work the most hours per week.
- Farm workers, fishers and forestry workers exhibit the healthiest habits – good diet, frequent exercise and low smoking rates.
- Construction workers and managers/executives score the best on overall health, as determined by measures of chronic illnesses.
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