Most and Least Stressed States

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Per Wallet Hub study April 1, 2019
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1. The Most stressed state ranks high in hours worked in a week, adults in fair or poor health, low credit scores, high divorce rates, high levels of crime and high percentages of people living in poverty.
New Jersey
Louisiana
Pennsylvania
Mississippi
2. This state is the least stressed state. The state finished in the top 10 with low poverty levels, divorce rates and the average number of hours worked per week. It also has the fewest health issues, at 12.17 percent, which is two times lower than the highest at 24.03 percent, belonging to Mississippi.
Minnesota
Hawaii
Utah
Nebraska
3. With the lowest divorce rate this state is the second least stressed state in America, has the lowest number of average hours worked per week. That doesn't mean people are slacking, however! Job growth is up by 3.9 percent as of January. The unemployment rate was also better than the national average, coming in at 3.1, compared to a national average of 4.0.
Utah
Maine
South Carolina
Texas
4. Some states may lack stress, but they also lack sleep, according to the study. This fourth least stress state were among the places with the lowest job security, least number of hours slept per week and least affordable housing.When it comes to sleeping, be sure you're not snoozing on an old mattress.
North Carolina
Illinois
New York
North Dakota
5. #9 least stressed state is one of the least stressed states, and it also has the fewest number of people who are unemployed. Its rate is a low of 2.4, which is 2.8 times lower than Alaska, which has the highest unemployment rate at 6.6 percent.
Hawaii
Arizona
Nevada
Virginia
6. This top 10 least stressed states has the lowest poverty rate in the latest report. The percentage of people living in poverty is 8.1, which is 2.7 times lower than Mississippi, which has by far the highest poverty rate at 22 percent.
New Hampshire
New Mexico
Wyoming
Alaska
7. Unlike Utah that is the second-least stressed state and it has the lowest separation and divorce rate, at 15.88 percent. This high stress state has the highest divorce rate, which is 26.19 percent
Texas
California
New York
Nevada
8. This state provides you with the most bang for the buck in real estate value
Florida
Washington
Iowa
Missouri
9. This state has the lowest work-related stress, the fourth fewest average hours worked per week and the third highest job security. It also has the 10th lowest money- and family-related stress, which is a bit surprising considering it's also has the fourth least affordable housing in the nation.
Massachusetts
Maryland
Washington
California
10. This state has some of the highest real estate costs and has the highest state income tax rates in the US.
California
Hawaii
Oregon
New Jersey
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