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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The Economic Impact on Gen Z Hourly Workers
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.
How to Help Gen Z Manage Their Finances and Stress Levels
Being that financial management and stress go hand-in-hand for Gen Z hourly workers, companies have a responsibility to help them manage both. One way they can do this is through innovative pay strategies that prioritize employee financial wellness. Companies that create employee-first cultures to help relieve stress regularly outpace the competition.
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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.
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