Take a close look at your coworkers right now. Any of them wearing sunglasses indoors and drinking a vitamin water? Hitting the bottle hard during Thursday happy hour can easily lead to a bleary-eyed workday.
Gender hardly plays a part in the percentage. Fifty-two percent of women surveyed had shown up hungover, compared with 50% of men. Although, according to the Center for Disease and Prevention, men are more likely to drink excessively.
The map below shows which U.S. states have the most people who have skipped work all because of hangovers. Michigan and West Virginia lead the pack with 27.5%, while the folks of Montana trail behind with 7.5%.
Residents of Washington, D.C., complain the most about having hangovers, while residents of Wisconsin, Utah, Rhode Island and Missouri follow behind.
Naturally, having a hangover can affect your productivity. Blowfish found that 28% of people said they’ve been late to work because of a hangover. About 7% have admitted to screwing up an assignment at work.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the rate of alcohol use was 64.8% for full-time employed adults, aged 18 or older (even though the legal drinking age in the United States is 21). The data is compiled from SAMHSA’s last national survey, conducted in 2012.
Most binge-drinking alcohol users happen to be employed, a SAMHSA rep tells Mashable. About 57.9 million adults admitted to being binge drinkers, 75.4% of whom were employed either full- or part-time. Read more…