• Study: Nebraska among least stressed states

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    October 05, 2018

    (Zippia) -- According to career site Zippia.com, Nebraska is among the nation's least stressed states.  To measure each state's stress level, the study examined a set of six criteria, including long commute times; unemployment; hours worked; population density; home price to income ratio; and percent uninsured population.  The least stressed states were Iowa and Minnesota, followed by Nebraska and North Dakota (tied for No. 47). Meanwhile, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida, California and New York were the states with the most stress, the study found.

    In order to measure how stressed out a state is, we chose a set of six criteria that reflect how sleepless people are:

    • Long commute times
    • Unemployment
    • Hours worked
    • Population density
    • Home price to income ratio
    • Percent uninsured population

    The higher any of these was, the more stressful the people of the state are. Our data is from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey for 2012-2016. We ranked each state from 1 to 50 (with one being the most stressed side of the scale) in the six individual criteria.

    These ranks were then averaged into one stressed out score. The lower the score the more stressed out state in America.

    Read more about the study here.
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