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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 10th least stressed state

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s 10th least stressed state, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With April being Stress Awareness Month and one in three Americans saying that stress from the pandemic sometimes prevents them from making basic decisions, the personal-finance website WalletHub Monday released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Stressed States.

To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key metrics. The data set ranges from average hours worked per week to the personal bankruptcy rate to the share of adults getting adequate sleep.

Stress Levels in New Jersey (1=Most Stressed, 25=Avg.):

  • 28th – Avg. Hours Worked per Week
  • 39th – % of Adults in Fair/Poor Health
  • 32nd – Job Security
  • 33rd – Median Credit Score
  • 44th – % of Population Living in Poverty
  • 48th – Divorce Rate
  • 47th – Crime Rate per Capita
  • 37th – Psychologists per Capita

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 most stressed states:
  1. Louisiana
  2. Nevada
  3. New Mexico
  4. West Virginia
  5. Mississippi

Here are the top 5 least stressed states:

  1. Utah
  2. Minnesota
  3. South Dakota
  4. Wisconsin
  5. New Hampshire

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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