Workers in the UK are becoming increasingly unhappy with their jobs, research has suggested.
Conducted by Badenoch & Clark, the survey found that 22.8 per cent of UK workers are unhappy in their current job.
This compares to last year's results, which showed that 78 per cent of workers were happy.
Furthermore, this year around 27 per cent of those questioned would not not recommend their employer.
Finance and law were found to be the most likely sectors in which people were experiencing unhappiness.
Heidi Waddington, associate director at the recruitment firm, said: "The relative decline of happiness in the workplace over the past year can be attributed to a number of factors: the VAT rise, the rise in inflation and the recession are all hitting workers hard.
"Longer hours and lack of job security mean that happiness at work is remarkably low [and] economic uncertainty over the past year has put tremendous pressure on employees."
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