# Infographic: calculating the cost of employee financial stress on productivity

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Calculating the cost of employee financial stress on productivity

For an organization with 200 employees, employee distraction due to ­financial stress could cost \$1,000 per employee or just over \$200,000 every year. Image of a calculator and paper with dollar sign.

Image of preoccupied person wearing a tie scratching his head. 43% of employees say that stress related to personal ­finances impacts their workplace performanceFootnote 1

43% of 200 employees = 86 employees who are distracted by their finances

Image of a person sitting at desk in front of computer seeming very distracted and preoccupied because of money. 46% of distracted employees say they spend 3.5 work hours per week on financial issuesFootnote 2

46% of 86 employees = 40 employees spending 3.5 hours per week on fi­nancial issues

Image of clock and office worker sitting at desk in front of laptop who appears discouraged. The remaining 54% of distracted employees spend less than 3 hours per week (for this calculation, we will use an average of 30 minutes)

54% of 86 employees = 47 employees spending 0.5 hours per week on financial issues

Image of person, arms bent, with hands on hips who appears flustered.  40 employees x 3.5 hours + 47 employees x 0.5 hours = 163.5 hours lost to financial stress each week

Image of 3 clocks going in trash can. 163.5 hours x 46 work weeks per yearFootnote 3  = 7,521 hours lost to financial stress in one year