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Arizona's One of the Most Stressed-Out States, by One Measure

Arizonans might be some of the most stressed-out people in the United States.

That is, if working long hours or being unemployed, commuting a long way, not having health insurance, spending too much on housing, and living in a densely populated area are things that cause stress.

Those are the factors the real estate blog Movoto used to estimate which states might have the most stressed-out residents.

Based on the states that were measured as the most stressed-out, it looks like they picked some pretty good factors. Here are the most stressed-out states, by this measure:

  • 10.) Arizona
  • 9.) North Carolina
  • 8.) Maryland
  • 7.) New York
  • 6.) Illinois
  • 5.) Nevada
  • 4.) California
  • 3.) New Jersey
  • 2.) Georgia
  • 1.) Florida

(If you've ever lived in Florida for a purpose other than retirement, you'll understand.)

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Arizona's in the top 20 nationally for unemployment, percentage of income used for housing, percent of people without health insurance, and percent of people with a commute longer than 20 minutes.

The data used was from the Census Bureau.

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