With April being Stress Awareness Month, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Most & Least Stressed States.
To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 33 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to personal bankruptcy rate to share of adults getting adequate sleep.
Most Stressed States
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
Least Stressed States
- New Hampshire
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire and South Dakota have the lowest unemployment rate, 2.8 percent, which is 2.4 times lower than in New Mexico, registering the highest at 6.7 percent.
- New Hampshire has the lowest share of population living below the poverty line, 8.9 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in Mississippi, registering the highest at 22.5 percent.
- Utah has the lowest divorce rate, 16.22 percent, which is 1.8 times lower than in the District of Columbia, registering the highest at 29.81 percent.
- New Hampshire has the lowest share of adults in fair or poor health, 11.2 percent, which is 2.1 times lower than West Virginia, registering the highest at 23.7 percent.
- The District of Columbia has the most psychologists per 100,000 residents, 89.58, which is 6.9 times more than in Louisiana, registering the fewest at 12.97.
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