NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Politicians and pundits had a field day with the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the Affordable Care Act and whether it would lead to Americans walking away from jobs now that they no longer had to worry about health care.
A potentially larger issue is why so many Americans hate their jobs, and what that means to the economy.
According to Chicago-based CareerBuilder, about one in five American workers (21%) say they plan to look for a new job this year, and far and away the most common reason cited is "job dissatisfaction."
CareerBuilder says that 59% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, down from 66% last year. Salary issues and "not feeling valued" are the biggest reasons for Americans being downbeat about their jobs.
- 58% of workers want to leave because they are dissatisfied with their jobs.
- 45% say their "upward mobility" is limited.
- 39% want to leave their job because they dislike their "work-life balance."
- 39% say they are "highly stressed" at their current job.
- 37% want to leave because they hate their boss.
- 36% want out because they were "overlooked" for a promotion.
- 28% are unhappy they didn't get a pay raise in 2013.