Everyone is stressed out. According to the results of Paychex recent survey on the current state of stress and the American worker, completed by 2,000 full-time U.S. employees, the majority of workers are stressed on any day of the week. And this is costing employers major bucks. One study found that workplace-related stress can cost society more than $300 billion per year.
But where you live may be making it even worse. WalletHub compared over 180 cities across 37 key metrics including average weekly work hours to debt load, crime rates, average hours of sleep per night to divorce and suicide rates. Here are the results of their findings.
The 10 most stressed cities in the U.S.
1) Detroit, MI
2) Newark, NJ
3) Cleveland, OH
4) Birmingham, AL
5) Toledo, OH
6) Baltimore, MD
7) Wilmington, DE
8) Milwaukee, WI
9) Gulfport, MS
10) St. Louis, MO
Not a good time to be living in Detroit. High-stress levels were attributed to high poverty (they came in at the top for this), divorce and unemployment rates, as well as a high percentage of adults with inadequate sleep.
So which cities will keep you living stress-free during the day and sleeping like a baby at night?
The 10 least stressed cities in the U.S.
173) Lincoln, NE
174) Madison, WI
175) San Jose, CA
176) Irvine, CA
177) Scottsdale, AZ
178) South Burlington, VT
179) Overland Park, KS
180) Sioux Falls, SD
181) Bismarck, ND
182) Fremont, CA
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