The New York Times:

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.

Photo by The New York Times.

Originally posted by Rich Whittle on September 18, 2009 in Ideas.


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