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National average is 59 per cent, with retail coming in at 55 per cent.

Retail staff below national average for happiness with work-life balance says new study

New research carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Technologies has found that retail staff are among the least happy when it comes to their work-life balance.

The survey of 2,000 employees found that retail staff came in with 55 per cent being happy with their work-life balance, below the national average of 59 per cent.

It also found that retail staff have average gross weekly earnings of £397.30 and work an average of 30 hours and 34 minutes a week.

Those working in the utilities (94 per cent), insurance (90 per cent), property (88 per cent) and leisure (80 per cent) industries came out top for happiness with their work-life balance.

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