Gen Z Hourly Workers Say Employers Should Help Manage Financial Stress

Gen Z (ages 18-26) is struggling to manage their finances and pay bills on time, and it’s having a negative effect on their health.

Check out the new data from the Harris Poll, commissioned by Funding Our Future and DailyPay, that illustrates the challenges these newest members of the workforce are facing.

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of Gen Z hourly workers say they would benefit from getting paid more frequently at work than they currently do.


of Gen Z hourly workers would consider leaving their current employer for a new one that allows them to access their pay, as they earn it.


of Gen Z hourly workers say they don’t always have enough money to pay a bill on time. In comparison, 76% of millennials and 61% of Gen Xers say the same.


of Gen Z hourly workers say inflation has negatively impacted on their finances in the past year.


of Gen Z hourly workers find managing their finances stressful. This compares to their older colleagues in the workforce who are also finding managing their finances stressful: 94% of millennials and 91% of Gen X.


of Gen Z hourly workers say the stress has a negative impact on their health (mental, physical or both).


of Gen Z hourly workers are saving less than they were a year ago.


of Gen Z hourly workers believe the economy will stay the same or decline in the next year.


of Gen Z hourly workers report using an on-demand pay app compared to only 8% of Millennials and 6% of Gen X hourly workers.

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of DailyPay from June 28-30, 2023 among 707 U.S. hourly workers 18 and older.

The sampling precision of Harris online polls is measured by using a Bayesian credible interval. For this study, the sample data is accurate to within +/- 4.3 percentage points using a 95% confidence level.

For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact

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